Recycling station Uitenhagestraat

  • Guided tours every 30 minutes between 11:00 am and 16:00 pm (Dutch and English)
  • Please register in advance
  • Costs: FOR FREE
  • Uitenhagestraat 4, Den Haag
  • PT: tram 2 and 4 stop Monstersestraat and tram 11 stop Loosduinseweg

Inschrijven rondleiding 11:00

Inschrijven rondleiding 11:30

Inschrijven rondleiding 12:00

Inschrijven rondleiding 12:30

Inschrijven rondleiding 13:00

Inschrijven rondleiding 13:30

Inschrijven rondleiding 14:00

Inschrijven rondleiding 14:30

Inschrijven rondleiding 15:00

Inschrijven rondleiding 15:30

Inschrijven rondleiding 16:00

The waste-disposal station on Uitenhagestraat was built to replace the closed waste-disposal station in Scheveningen. Locating this kind of facility within a residential area means special demands need to be met. Noise nuisance and a messy appearance must be avoided. These preconditions led to the construction of the waste disposal station.
The starting point for the design was an energy-neutral building constructed from as much recycled material as possible. The material chosen for the façade is steel sheets left over from the automotive industry. These were supplemented by sandwich panels, piles from sawn, used Ekki (Azobé) sheetpile walls, and stone wool from a factory warehouse demolished by the contractor – all considered unsaleable. The only new element is the main loadbearing steel structure. The roof features solar panels and sedum vegetation. Rainwater is collected and used to spray the building clean. During the tour, the architects will talk about the design process in which the materials used are the star of the show rather than the form.

Design: Wessel van Geffen Architecten i.s.m. Superuse Studios.