This post features yet more photos from my archive stock, and is an extension of my yesterday’s post.
Last year I walked around the outside of the Haagse Hogeschool, taking photos and marvelling at what they have achieved in the redevelopment of this area.
Ok, I didn’t walk the entire complex, but did do a circuit of the inner part of the Leeghwaterkade to see the transformation that has taken place here in recent years.
I was surprised to see just how many new apartments they have managed to build here, along the Waldorpstraat side of the complex there is an entire block of new apartments, with cafés and a few businesses benieth, and on the Rijswijksweg side there are (I think independently built and not associated with the school) four large luxury tower apartments.
The main complex of the Haagse Hogeschool is on the Stamkartstraat/Leeghwaterplein side, and I like that they have kept the original waterways, rather than just filling them in and used bridges to make walking around the site easier.
I did wonder about what the round tower-like structures in the water were, so investigated further and found that there were outer doors that opened up to reveal lift doors. Clearly the only was was “down” so I’m assuming that these are probably the exits of an underground car park.
There are ornamental platforms in the water, but for whatever reason, a few of the birds have opted to build their nests floating on the water rather than to take advantage of the ready-made platforms. … then again it’s probably safer that other birds can’t find a easy landing spot to steal the eggs.
Join me on a virtual tour…