The Hague City Hall

The Hague City Hall

The Hague City Hall is the city hall of The Hague, Netherlands. It was designed in 1986 by American architect Richard Meier and completed in 1995. It is located in the new city centre, and incorporates the council chamber, the main public library, as well as cafés, exhibition spaces, and a wedding room. At its centre is a large atrium, flanked by two large slab buildings 10- and 12-storey tall. The library is located at the northwestern end of the building complex in a semicircular building.[1]

It is nicknamed "the Ice Palace" (Dutch: IJspaleis) for its white color.

See also


  1. Frampton, Kenneth, Rykwert, Joseph: Richard Meier, Architect, Rizzoli, 1998
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Coordinates: 52°4′39″N 4°19′1″E / 52.07750°N 4.31694°E / 52.07750; 4.31694

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