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Netherlands Embassy

Erick van Egeraat

The new Royal Netherlands Embassy sited near Lazienki Park in Warsaw, Poland, was commissioned by the Dutch Foreign Affairs Ministry with the specification that both Chancellery and Ambassador’s residence reflect Holland’s longstanding tradition of transparency and openness.
The residential, almost rural, district to the north of the park already hosts other embassy buildings, all surrounded by imposing walls – a feature that risks changing the character of this open green area. There are also a few historic buildings in the vicinity, including one by Dutch baroque architect, Tylman van Gameren, who greatly influenced Polish architecture during the 17th century. The new embassy design in fact takes its cue from Van Gameren’s muted baroque style in the way it adapts to the parkland context, allowing conservation of most of the existing trees.
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