The Hague Int
In The Hague Int. the focus is on The Hague’s position as an international city of peace and justice. The book offers a personal perspective on The Hague. Rather than a total picture, it shows a cross-section of its international side, presented in familiar and unfamiliar numbers, images, interviews, maps and visions. Together, this collection of data and ideas offers insight into the potential of The Hague as an international city of peace and justice.
In “Global City by the Sea – Spatial Development Strategy of The Hague 2020” the professionals offer their views on the development of The Hague as a global city of peace and justice. But how do the residents themselves – the Hagenaars – see their city? In various charts, the findings of an on-the-street survey of 300 residents are presented, revealing the respondents’ views on The Hague as an international city. The book also includes interviews with Wim Deetman, Maarten Hajer, Sam Müller and Charles Noordam.
Of course The Hague is not the only city with international bodies and organisations. A series of maps shows how Brussels, Geneva, Vienna, New York, Nairobi and Beijing have structured their international centres.
Two series of photos, by Sanne Peper and Claudette van de Rakt, depict, in very different ways, the life and look of the international zone.
TD architects carried out an independent study focusing on appropriate iconography to represent The Hague as the city of peace and justice, and determined that no suitable icon currently exists. TD is embarking on a search for an icon and is flirting – in the year 2008 – with K.P.C. de Bazel’s idea to create a park for the ‘brotherhood of humankind’.