The existing historic embassy building in the city of Hague was designated a national monument. The Department of State commissioned the design and construction of a new compound to provide a more secure and modern facility for embassy personnel. Upon completion, the original historic building was returned to the city.
Mason & Hanger provided engineering services for the design-build of the new 134,549 SF embassy compound. The embassy is projected to reduce energy costs by 30% compared to a conventional building. This is accomplished through the use of high efficiency, energy conserving equipment and devices. The site has a high water table, as well as an abundance of rainfall. To take advantage of this, rainwater harvesting is used to capture the rain and reuse it for irrigation. The design includes sustainable design criteria for both the building and the site to achieve LEED Silver certification.
Images courtesy of Moore Ruble Yuddell Architects & Planners
Design Architect: Moore Ruble Yuddell Architects & Planners
Contractor: Caddell Construction Company, Inc.
Photography credit: Werner Huthmacher, Berlin