Façades of The Hague #10

0311 Badhuisweg

Office villa, Badhuisweg, built in the 1970s, in a more or less eclectic modernist style.

0312 Badhuisweg

It once housed the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

0313 Badhuisweg

As such, I’ve experienced the building for only one day as it was my last day as an employee for that organisation, and IOM had just moved in.

0314 Badhuisweg

It is an extremely good building to give a farewell speech in.

0315 Badhuisweg

Recently the building was occupied by squatters, since it is an obvious object for speculation, as many buildings near the coastline are.

0316 Badhuisweg

The squatters were ordered in a court procedure to leave.

0317 Badhuisweg

There seem to be plans to make it a hotel or to build apartments in it.

0318 Badhuisweg

Vacancy and speculation didn´t do the building much good.

0319 Badhuisweg

[Click on the pictures to enlarge]

All pictures were taken in March 2016

 

Bertus Pieters

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