HTM Den Haag Hollands Spoor
Interior renovation of railway station building
NS Stations owns a large number of historic buildings, from railway stations, signal houses and industrial workshops to platform buildings and water towers. Historic, significant buildings like Den Haag Hollands Spoor are over a hundred years old and still function well. NS sees this heritage as a special opportunity to create attractive railway station areas. Not just for the conservation of the buildings but also to update and maintain the unique character of special railway station buildings.
The internal renovation of the storeys of the Den Haag Hollands Spoor railway station building is a characteristic excercise for this vision. The building is a National Monument, is valued as cultural heritage and is part of ‘De Collectie’, fifty of the most influential railway stations which represent the different periods from the rich history of Dutch railway stations. The assignment issued to Ruland Architecten was to restore the monumental quality, enable current-day use and reinforce the identity of the station’s location.