News - 3 December 2018

UNStudio Designs Socio-Technical Urban Vision for The Hague

How can the major social transitions taking place in energy, food and mobility be realized in our cities in a way that is both future-proof and attractive?  With Socio-Technical City, we have created - in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of experts - a new urban vision for the ‘Central Innovation District’ (CID) test site in The Hague. The CID, which is triangulated by The Hague Central Station and two nearby stations, becomes a green, self-sufficient double-layered district, where a new urban layer of housing, offices, urban mobility and park-like public space is created over the existing train track infrastructure.

Read more about our vision for the Socio-technical City of the Future here.

Our vision for The Hague is one of the studies made for 'The City of the Future', a joint initiative by BNA Research (the Royal Institute of Dutch Architects), the Delft University of Technology, the Delta Metropolis Association, the municipalities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Eindhoven, the Directorates-General for Mobility and Transport, the Environment and Water, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and the Ministry of Interior. The project started in January 2018, when 10 multidisciplinary design teams were tasked with investigating new ways of city-making using five test locations in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Eindhoven. These teams included landscape architects, urban planners, mobility experts, experts in the field of circular economy, energy transition, future strategies, big data, smart cities etc. The teams worked on a level playing field together with municipalities, stakeholders and experts in the field of important innovations.