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AD Classics: Dutch Parliament Extension / OMA

Posted On: Oct 12, 2018   |   Posted By: Arch Daily

AD Classics: Dutch Parliament Extension / OMA

Via OMA
This article was originally published on April 22, 2016. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.
Designed shortly before Zaha Hadid left the Office of Metropolitan Architecture -led by Rem Koolhaas-to found her practice, Zaha Hadid Architects, the proposed extension for the Dutch Parliament firmly rejects the notion that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Rather than mimic the style of the existing historic buildings, OMA elected to pay tribute to the complex's accretive construction by inserting a collection of visibly postmodern, geometric elements. These new buildings, unapologetic products of the late 1970s, would have served as unmistakable indicators of the passage of time, creating a graphic reminder of the Parliament's long history.
Model. Image via OMA
The complex that houses the Dutch Parliament, known as the Binnenhof , is situated in the heart of The Hague - The Netherland's governmental capital. The oldest...

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