Façades of The Hague #23

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Extensions of Ziekenhuis Leyenburg (Leyenburg Hospital) as seen from Florence Nightingaleweg, from the southeast.

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Since the commercialisation of the health services in the 1990s it is officially called HagaZiekenhuis (HagaHospital, with this quite stupid capital in the middle of the word) locatie Leyweg (Leyweg location).

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Of course nobody knows what you mean if you mention that name, but everybody knows Leyenburg Hospital.

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The original hospital (the light grey concrete buildings in the pictures) was designed by architect Karel Sijmons (1908-1989) and was opened in 1972.

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The new buildings you see on these pictures are extensions for a children’s hospital, a births centre and an operation theatre building which were all designed by MVSA architects.

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All pictures were taken in March 2016.

Bertus Pieters

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