The 130-meter high De Kroon residential tower in The Hague was described by the jury as a “jewel for the environment” and described as “timeless architecture of international allure.” The building was designed by Rapp and Rapp from Amsterdam for development combination Wijnhaven (MAB and Kristal).
The jury praises the efficient building system that is reflected in, among other things, the architectural concrete that has been incorporated into the facade of the slender residential tower. The prefab sandwich façade elements that were developed and manufactured by Loveld ensured that the floors were almost immediately wind and watertight during construction. All frames were assembled in advance in the workshop at Loveld. Another special element is that the construction has taken place in a very compact inner city environment, with all the associated challenges. The tower not only contains homes, but also offices, commercial spaces and a two-layer underground parking garage.