‘It’s like parking your bike in a museum’

On 1 July 2020, the Koningin Julianaplein bicycle parking in The Hague was officially opened. In collaboration with Studio Marsman, Silo developed a site-specific spatial concept that offers an immersive and safe experience to the thousands of daily users. With this, the parking sets a new standard for bike parking.

At the inauguration, alderman Van Asten emphasized the almost museum-like experience in the state-of-the-art facility. Together with Magdalena Piotrowska (NS regional director) and Helga Cuijpers (ProRail regional director), the alderman was the first to put his bicycle in one of the racks.

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Video through the parking garage - © NS

The architecture of The Hague forms the basis for one continuous image on the entire light wall that encloses the parking facility. Facade elements of iconic buildings are subtly woven together into an urban landscape, reminiscent of the work of Dutch graphic artist Escher.

In addition to the use of spatial identity light, the clever directional lines and routing, and the extra high ceiling make you almost forget to be underground. Use of the parking is always free for the first 24 hours.

Rene Toneman

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