The Hague Municipal Office looks like a Jawa Sandcrawler

The Hague Municipal Office looks like a Jawa Sandcrawler

The Hague Municipal Office looks like a Jawa Sandcrawler

The Hague Municipal Office looks like a Jawa Sandcrawler

The Hague Municipal Office looks like a Jawa Sandcrawler

I can’t believe this, but the Jawa’s Sandcrawler from Star Wars is now a real thing, only it’s the brand new municipal office for The Hague. Designed by Rudy Uytenhaak Architects, the building has such a unique and distinctive shape, it’s pretty unreal to see it sitting on the horizon. Unfortunately I don’t know much more about the project, as I can’t seem to translate the project from Dutch, but I’m sure it’s quote informative.

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5 Comments The Hague Municipal Office looks like a Jawa Sandcrawler

  1. zwaan en vos March 5, 2012 at 1:36 AM

    A quick translation:

    The ‘second municipal office’ for The Hague, the Leyweg office, will become a signal to the vicinity and a catalyst for city renewal.

    This ambition, expressed in the height of the building and an appealing open shape, is matched with a sense of scale and detail. Official services, a library and houses gather round the municipal office. An inventive use of new and proven constructing techniques deliver a expressive result, surprisingly spatial, flexible, functional and sustainable.

    The beautiful white Norwegian marble on a faceted front is created with the history of the location in mind, in the spirit of Dudok’s modern optimism (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willem_Marinus_Dudok). On the inside the atrium is the logical core of the assignment: a center for citizens and government.

  2. Kathryn March 5, 2012 at 4:24 AM

    hmmmm whilst it does remind me of a jawa sandcrawler reminds me more of an orange livebox router ….

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