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Many cities all over the world have historical city halls built centuries ago. In contrast, The Hague´s new City Hall has become recognised as one of the world’s most remarkable city halls only ten years after being finished. World renowned architect Richard Meier built the so called “White palace” as part of a mayor reconstruction which took place in The Hague during the past years.

The Hague City Hall, opened on 8 September 1995, is a striking, 13-floors building within the international city of peace and justice that combines the old medieval quarter and the modern “Nieuw Centrum”. The City Hall of The Hague Meier chose a totally white façade without any colour. Inside City Hall Meier selected light as his main motive. All rooms are clearly and strictly structured and arranged, with aluminium panels extensively in evidence. Besides, Meier used enormous glass surfaces (six window cleaners are employed on a full time base!), enhancing both the effects of light in the interior, and the impression of weightlessness of the building itself.
The EGG is a sculpture of Slovenian artist Oskar Kogoj.

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