In the coming years a lot of commercial real estate is added to the Binckhaven. This is unique within The Hague. The area is home to 250+ creative and impact entrepreneurs and attracts many more. The industrial feel makes this area an inspiring place to work, innovate and co-create and is therefor appealing to new companies.
You can establish your business in one of the existing buildings: Apollo14, Titaan, De Besturing, Caballero Fabriek, and JOVI. Or in the buildings that are currently developed: Frank is een Binck, OneMilkyWay and De Nieuwe Hallen.
For more information about the entire area De Binckhorst, check out the website of the municipality of The Hague en developing parties.
Art in the Binckhaven – Eschers tesseract
From the 29th of June, a 200m2 street art is showed from the backside of the ‘Escherhal’ in the Binckhaven. Suiting with the impactful and innovative activities in the area.
This striking mural is a tribute to the work of Escher and combines harmoniously the distinctive elements that make his art so remarkable: mathematics, impossible objects, bizarre architecture, symmetry, and playing with perspective and geometry. These elements are used to translate the characteristics of the environment into an artwork. The inspiration for this piece comes from Escher’s work “Belvedere”. Upon closer inspection of this piece, one can see a boy sitting at the base of a building holding a peculiar object: the 3D version of the Necker cube. Escher translated this concept into a three-dimensional drawing and
incorporated it into his architectural designs, such as the impossible cube. This visual paradox presents the illusion of a cube where the edges and angles seem to connect in impossible ways, resulting in a confusing illusion of a cube that cannot exist in reality.
The artwork depicts a tesseract, a geometric figure that exists in four dimensions. It is a complex extension of a cube into higher-dimensional space. Although we cannot directly visualize a hypercube in our three-dimensional world, we can represent it using mathematical models and projections. Just like the Necker cube and the impossible cube, the tesseract plays with our perception of space on an even more complex level. The relationship between the hypercube and Escher’s invention of the “impossible cube” lies in their exploration of impossible or paradoxical geometric constructions, where objects can seemingly be
viewed from multiple sides simultaneously, similar to the mural that suggests depth through anamorphic effects with different perspectives.
The mural is clearly visible from the terrace of the Titaan, and also along the newly constructed pathway on the quay, providing spectators with a beautiful view of the waterfront side of the mural. From the quay in front of the parking lot, both walls come together, and the best view of the third perspective can be enjoyed from the terraces between Secrid and De Besturing, offering a prime view of the side of the wall
bordering the Renewi parking lot.
Previously, the building where the mural is located housed a steel company run by Escher’s nephew. Escher’s Constructiewerkplaatsen en Machinefabriek was a steel construction company based in The Hague. It was founded in 1925 by George Arnold Escher, the nephew of M.C. Escher. George Arnold Escher was an engineer and steel constructor. Thus, besides the mural, the location also has a historical connection to the Escher family.