The new hotel feel in the Toren van Oud
In 1953, Jacobus Oud created the first design for the Netherlands Congress Building in The Hague. The design was an example of The New Building.
After his death, his son Hans Oud realized the building. A then extremely modern, freestanding triangular hotel tower was an imposing integral part of the complex. In the core of the tower, the smoke ducts of the "own" power plant were given a place.
Ultimately, operating the hotel tower was a difficult task. In practice, the tower has had many different functions, up to and including students and anti-squatting.
A complete renovation, including removal of concrete structures and flue pipes, gave the Toren van Oud a new residential function: short-stay apartments. The new layout made room for two apartments per floor.
During development, the tower was purchased by Van der Vorm Vastgoed. In the midst of the Corona pandemic, the tower was completed and since this completion in 2020, the Toren van Oud has been permanently fully leased. A great success.
Part of the tower's success is certainly also in the quality of the lobby. Not only is the tastiest coffee of all kinds available for residents, here the hospitality manager is also present at set times for all kinds of questions, tips, service or just a friendly conversation. In this lobby the tenants, mostly expats, meet each other and thus have their own unique network in this special part of The Hague.