Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations, Government Buildings Agency
Near the Parliament Building on the public square Hofplaats, the current automatic rising bollards were due for replacement. Intechraal was asked to advise and take care of the project management of a new rising bollards facility. The main points of the design were to investigate the needs and requirement of the stakeholders and the technical undertaking. Intechraal provided the necessary permits, the tendering process and coordinated the implementation. As a result at the entrance of the square an installation with rising bollards was successfully installed.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)
A boundary of static and retractable bollards has been placed around the British Embassy in The Hague. Intechraal has managed the project on behalf of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office during the start-up, plan development, design and implementing of the bollards. Goal of the project was creating a boundary that suffices to the demands of the client while keeping the impact to the public space as minimal as possible. The location Lange Voorhout is a famous and historical area. To meet the aesthetical wishes of the Municipality, the bollards are suited with steel sleeves. They have a finish (shape, colour, texture) which matches with the stone bollards that are already present at the location. An important aspect of the preparations were the consultations with all different stakeholders within the Municipality and acquiring the building permit and road construction permit. In order to avoid objections, the design was also presented to local councillors. Because of the large amount of underground services, a special type of telescopic retractable bollards are used.
Ministery of Defence & Municipality of The Hague
During the renovation of the Ministry of Defence in The Hague the Bagijnestraat was the only available access route. To keep this route free from unwanted traffic or parked cars, a traffic facility was constructed by means of movable piles. Designing the technical installation and the access system was a challenge, however the legal aspect of the installation were alsoa very important part of this project. The operation of the installation was carried out by the Ministry, while the public space is owned by the municipality. To minimize the risks of the use and operation of the system the constraints involved were written down in a legal agreement.
Municipality of The Hague, Department of City Management & Rijksgebouwendienst
The municipality of The Hague was commissioned by the Rijksgebouwendienst to work on a redesign of the public space at the French Embassy. Part of this redesign is to place a security boundary around the embassy. This boundary is designed to keep unwanted vehicles away from the embassy. The municipality requested Intechraal to work on various financial scenarios for the realization of this security boundary. In addition Intechraal advised on the possiblities of several entry systems.
The municipality of The Hague, Department of City Management
With the redevelopment of the Lange Voorhout in The Hague, this famous avenue is back to its former majestic appearance. Intechraal undertook the project management for this project. The walking lane and green areas were improved and the tree roots of the historic lime blossom trees are protected using a special construction placed under the new shell hardening. This leads to a better quality soil due to more air and water access for these trees. Finally, classic street furniture and new street lighting were installed. The luminaires are specially designed with a golden crown, as part of the project ‘Koninklijke Route’ (Royal Route). This is for ‘Prinsjesdag’, an event on which the Queen rides over the Lange Voorhout in her Golden Carriage. The Lange Voorhout is a place where many events and exhibitions take place. Therefore it was important to implement the execution in consultation with all stakeholders.
Municipality of The Hague, Department of Urban Development
The project encompassed implementing new lighting to illuminate this historic church and the surrounding square. The illumination design for the church was made by IPV Delft.
The square and church have a listed status, therefore we had to work within existing structures i.e. no additional lighting columns and a power supply boxes can be placed on the public square. To avoid placing additional obstacles in the public space, the lighting was installed within the existing tram masts and the power supply box was placed underground.
Numerous consultations were held with various parties to obtain agreement on the plan, for example, with the public transport company HTM, to get authorization in placing lighting on their masts. Intechraal was responsible for the project management, the execution of the work and the adjustment- and test phase. Management took place on budget, quality and aesthetics.
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