The former headquarters of the Belastingdienst (Dutch tax authorities) in Rijswijk will be transformed into residential building ‘De Generaal’. Mei architects and planners developed a smart plan of the transformation of this centrally located office building into a flexible and sustainable apartment complex. With a new glass façade and an internal renovation the residential spaces will have a great view around.
A floor height of 3 meters and glass from floor to ceiling gives these apartments unique spatial qualities. This type of living proposes a great addition to the current residential offerings in Rijswijk which consists mainly of single-family rowhouses and tenement houses. Part of the ground floor is reserved for commercial facilities, such as restaurants and cafés. The attractive and lively plinth will help to improve the quality of public space and the connection with the surrounding area. The existing basement of the former building will be re-used to house the individual storage rooms.