Anna van Bueren Toren Den Haag/The Hague

Wiel Arets Architects


  • Paul Kuitenbrouwer TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment


The AvB Tower provides a combination of studying, living and social activities in a single hybrid university residential building, centrally situated at an infrastructure hub directly adjacent to the renovated The Hague Central Station. The architect warrants that ‘a flood of visual contact from within the steel tower out onto the adjacent square will ensure that the tower’s residents are provided a truly urban university living experience . . . thus providing views to the square, the skyline of The Hague, and the North Sea beyond’. The threeyear English-language Liberal Arts & Sciences Bachelor’s degree course in the curriculum of Leiden University College The Hague is established here; it prepares Dutch and international students for prominent positions with international organizations. Following this course of study means studying and living under one roof. In addition to tuition fees, the student also pays for a 27-m2 guest room with its own kitchen unit and bathing facility, where he or she can stay for a maximum of two years, linked to their enrolment at LUC.

Author Biography

Paul Kuitenbrouwer, TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

Paul Kuitenbrouwer graduated in 1988 as an architect from the Faculty of Architecture of Delft University of Technology. Since then he worked for, among others, Wiel Arets and Jo Coenen, for whom he was deputy supervisor of the Sphinx-Céramique site in Maastricht. In 2001 he followed Coenen, who was appointed Dutch Government Architect, to The Hague. Since 2006, he has been an assistant professor associated with the Chair of Architecture and Dwelling of Delft University of Technology; he has conducted research into high-density low-rise housing (Intense Laagbouw) and student housing (bouwjong!), teaches both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree design studios and analysis seminars with an emphasis on typology, density and the urban context, and is an editor of DASH. In addition, he has taught at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture (2009-2012) and since 2016 teaches at the Maastricht Academy of Architecture. Since 2017, he is also a member of the Board of Examiners for Architects at The Dutch Architect’s Register Agency in The Hague. 






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