The number of inhabitants in the city will increase the coming years by approximately 4,000 to 5,000 per year to 630,000 residents in 2040. This is the reason the municipality will build new homes.
To keep The Hague liveable, the municipality is examining carefully where the homes will be built. They will be built only at spots which benefit the city. This way the municipal government is sticking to its promise.
Not build The Hague full
The Hague is a residential city with a lot of parks and nature, a beautiful coastline and a great deal of activity. The municipality wants to keep it this way. This is why construction will be limited to city’s economic centre: the Central Innovation District (CID). These are the areas around the city’s big train stations (CS, HS and Laan van NOI).
The Hague will grow the most in the coming 20 years in this part of the city. Approximately 18,500 homes and thousands of new work and meeting spots for businesses, organisations and schools will be built. This is possible only if the available space is used more effectively. The choice to build in the CID means the rest of the city will largely be left as it is. The municipality will not create any new Vinex neighbourhoods.
High-rise in The Hague unique
The area around the train stations is still unattractive. The combination of beautiful high-rise buildings, excellent accessibility and a lot of parks will soon make it a pleasant location for city inhabitants to reside, work and live.
The municipality has decided in favour of architecture which fits with The Hague. Buildings will be constructed with open spaces on the ground floor. These will serve as meeting spots for people. The difference between outdoors and indoors will barely be perceptible. In addition, living, working and education will be combined as much as possible in the new areas. There will be more trees and plants planted in, on and around the new high-rise buildings.