Façades of The Hague #111

This is the Prince Berhard fly-over, at the end of Rijnstraat and running along Schedeldoekshaven.

It was built in 1975 to open up The Hague’s  city centre for car traffic and to regulate it.

It didn’t prove to be the best of solutions and today it has become obsolete.

Plans have been presented in 2019 to largely break down the fly-over and the office buildings built over it, and to create a new area with new offices for the state administration, Leiden University campus, cultural activities and for a new giant skyscraper with apartments.

The new post-postmodern proposals have been presented with modernist élan (as were once the Prince Bernhard fly-over and its surroundings).

The present situation looks unloved and forgotten.

© Villa Next Door 2020

All pictures were taken in March 2017.

Bertus Pieters

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