Kraaijvanger with team Kuijpers wins tender for sustainable renovation of provincial government office


The main building of the Province of South Holland will be renovated and made more sustainable in the coming years. The building requires modernization and the renovation must lead to an energy-neutral building. The project thus fulfills the province's ambition to make all its buildings climate neutral.

Presentation of the contract award to the Kuijpers team with Kraaijvanger Architects, DGMR and Valstar Simonis

"I am pleased with the contract award of the renovation and sustainability of our main building to the" Hollands Licht "consortium. This building, designed by architect Peutz, is a protected cityscape and has been home to the Statenzaal, Provincial States and the Provincial Executive for more than 50 years. I am confident that after the renovation we will get a nice building back for the States and employees, where we can receive our residents and partners again ”,

Deputy Jeannette Baljeu.

Artist impression renovation of the main building of the Province of South Holland

Award of contract
The contract for the renovation, including 15 years of maintenance, has been awarded to the "Hollands Licht" consortium. A collaboration led by main contractor Kuijpers, together with Kraaijvanger Architects, DGMR and Valstar Simonis ,. The new design aims for a more logical layout of the building and a visual connection between the Statenzaal and the city of The Hague, through a glass facade towards the Malieveld.

"We are honored that the Province of South Holland chose Kuijpers as a partner for making the main building more sustainable. A great challenge that fits in well with our ambition to only realize energy-neutral and healthy buildings",

says Aukje Kuypers, general director Kuijpers.

Sustainable and energy neutral
The sustainable renovation of the provincial government is in line with existing climate policy goals, such as the Green City Deal EnergieRijk The Hague. The third floor is thus replaced by a sustainable roof structure, which filters natural light into the building, but keeps out direct sunlight. Insulation of the existing facades and triple glazing help to prevent heating and help to reduce the cooling load. In addition, solar panels on the roof, in combination with energy storage in the soil (WKO), ensure that the building-related energy is generated sustainably and locally. Furthermore, materials are reused as much as possible and any new materials have a responsible (circular) origin.

The shell design will be worked out in the coming year, whereby the interior design will also be integrated. The renovation will start after the summer of 2019 and will be completed early in 2022. In addition to the design for the main building of the provincial government, the consortium will also work out a plan for the sustainability of the other buildings in the complex in the coming period.

"The sun never knew how great it was until it hit the side of a building."
Louis Kahn