Friday, 31 May 2013

The Ice Palace or city hall of The Hague

The modern white City Hall of The Hague is located at the Spui in the middle of the modern district. By the citizens of The Hague, it’s called the Ice Palace because of its white shinny colour. The enormous building is completely white combined with glass and open spaces. The atrium contains a few palm trees. Maybe this breaks a bit with the ice concept but it is still beautiful. The company hired to wash these windows must be happy.

Het moderne witte stadhuis van Den Haag is gelegen op het Spui in het midden van het moderne stadsgedeelte. De inwoners noemen het gebouw, “Het Ijspaleis” omwille van zijn blinkende witte kleur. Het enorme gebouw is volledig wit in combinatie met glas en open ruimtes. Het atrium bevat enkele palmbomen. Dit breekt een beetje met het ijsconcept maar is toch mooi. Het bedrijf dat hier de ramen mag komen lappen zal wel blij zijn.. 
 
City Hall The Hague

City Hall The Hague

City Hall The Hague

City Hall The Hague

City Hall The Hague

City Hall The Hague

City Hall The Hague

City Hall The Hague

Previous The Hague article: Modern buildings of The Hague, the governmental capital of The Netherlands

Previous City Hall article: The City Hall of Mechelen and its Belfry

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19 comments:

  1. It is certainly pristine and rather spartan. Definitely the cleanest, neatest building I have ever seen! The name makes one think it is an embassy.

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  2. die binnenruimte is wel indrukwekkend...

    maar of het klantvriendelijk is...

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  3. Wow. Kind of cool to see the actual building that we hear about on the news all the time. It does seem rather sterile doesn't it - oh wait most government buildings are.

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  4. Koel, Filip..., maar indrukwekkend...
    Lie(f)s.

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  5. Very modern :) nice weekend!

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  6. what an interesting building with such a modern vibe!! someone is taking very good care of it!!

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  7. Hi Filip, excellent pictures.The Ice Palace is really beautiful and sparkling clean. Hard job for the window cleaner but the cleaning company boss must be smiling all the way to the bank. :)

    Thank you for visiting my blog with your nice compliments.
    Have a nice weekend. Greetings from Malaysia.

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  8. If it were in Australia those clean, white lines would soon be obscured by dirt and/or dust!

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  9. Lovely clean building and I bet the window cleaners never stop.

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  10. Definitely alot of window washing to do here.. but at least no one is hanging out side on the 110 th floor.

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  11. indrukwekkend stukje architectuur!

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  12. wow, the interior must not need any lighting daytime or use very little energy, looks so bright there.

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  13. Indrukwekkend stukje moderne architectuur inderdaad, bedankt om dit met ons te delen!
    En wat Miami Beach betreft: ook ik heb er een serie van gemaakt natuurlijk: http://smg.photobucket.com/user/leflamand/slideshow/Miami%20USA%202013/Miami%20Beach%20by%20night%202013
    Fijn weekend!

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  14. Straightforward and clear in the architecture.
    The photos are beautiful.
    Wish you happy weekend.

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  15. Very nice, they do a marvelous job keeping things tidy and shiny!

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  16. great TOUR! I did not know about the nick name of this building, thanks for this:-))) happy weekend!

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  17. Ik vind het een indrukwekkend gebouw Filip.

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  18. Love the clean loo and feel to the building!

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