The demolition process of Alexander barracks (Alexanderkazerne), where the new ICC premises will be located (on the corner of van Alkemadelaan and Oude Waalsdorperweg), started in November 2011 and was completed in August 2012.
The Government Buildings Agency followed an environmentally friendly procedure for demolishing the Alexander barracks, attempting to recycle some of the existing materials, retain as many trees as possible, produce the least possible nuisance and protect the existing flora and fauna, such as sand lizards and bats.
In late 2012, Courtys started preparing all facilities needed during construction, such as temporary offices, fences, roads and utility cables.
In mid 2013 all four tower cranes were installed. This quartet will make the new premises of the ICC rise.The maximum lifting height is 70m. and the maximum boom length 60m. The cranes can lift up to 20.000kg.The cranes dominate The Hague’s skyline, as they are visible from different parts of the city and they mark the exact location of the new premises.
For checking the construction progress from April 2013 until today, please visit the dedicated page.