AvB Tower

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Height: Architectural 70.9 m / 233 ft
Height: Occupied 67.7 m / 222 ft
Height: To Tip 70.9 m / 233 ft
Floors Above Ground 22
Floors Below Ground 3
# of Elevators 3
Tower GFA 25,500 m² / 274,480 ft²
# of Apartments 396


Official Name AvB Tower
Other Names Anna van Buerengebouw, De Lampion
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Netherlands
City The Hague
Street Address & Map Anna van Buerenplein
Building Function residential / education
Structural Material steel
Proposed 2006
Construction Start 2010
Completion 2013

Companies Involved

Owner Green College Court BV
Developer Anna van Buerenplein BV
Design Wiel Arets Architects
Structural Engineer
Design DGMR Raadgevende Ingenieurs B.V.
MEP Engineer
Design Ingenieursgroep Van Rossum
Other Consultant
Façade Permasteelisa Group
Material Supplier
• Sealants Sika Services AG

About AvB Tower

The AvB Tower is a “hyper-hybrid” academic building and a dynamic hub, threading The Hague’s central train station to the adjacent urban envelope, accommodating students and faculty with a program of housing, retail, and dining. Surrounded by an expansive and newly constructed pedestrian square–the Anna van Buerenplein–this steel tower is foreseen as a catalyst for further redevelopment of this centrally sited urban space. The square is a point of convergence for multiple modes of transportation and a gathering space for the tower’s 396 student residents.

Clusters of office buildings and a surface parking lot were demolished to create this new residential and retail project, which is part of a larger master plan to restructure an under-utilized space in the center of the city. A newly submerged three-story parking garage serves as the plinth for the tower’s foundation, The pre-existing weight limitations of the parking garage dictated the use of structural steel, distributing its load across 11 pre-determined columns.

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