New Babylon is part of ‘Den Haag Nieuw Centraal’ (DHNC): the redevelopment of the station area in The Hague. The entire area surrounding the station will be radically modernised. New Babylon will have a prominent position in this modernisation.
New Babylon comprises two residential/office towers, 100 and 140 metres high, along with a number of utility volumes embracing the old Babylon as it were.
The costs of the tunnel process of the 100 metre high New Babylon tower got out of hand. Fortress asked Van Rossum to optimise time and costs for the construction of the tunnel process for the 140 metre tower. For this request, we redid the stability calculations and developed a plan that specifically focused on the tunnel process.
Reducing the stability elements led to an increase in the leasable area, and thus a higher turnover. We now have a plan that fits within the schedule and the budget.
Location The Hague
Client Babylon The Hague (in collaboration with Fortress & SNS Property Finance)
Architect Meyer & Van Schooten Architecten
Project renovation of offices 20,000 m², new office development offices 31,000 m², 335 flats 53,000 m², retail, hotel 18,000 m², parking: 1,250 parking spaces
Project Start 2003
Completion time 2012
Height of towers 100 metres and 140 metres
Function Offices, shops, flats, restaurants, cinema
Function Van Rossum Supervising structural engineer