Wednesday 11th, King Willem-Alexander and mayor van Aartsen (The Hague) payed a surprise visit to the building site of Rhapsody in West. Roel Schoenmakers, Captain of artists collective Cascoland, showed the honoured vistors around in the surrounding Kolenkit neighbourhood. Here, citizens participation contributies strongly to liveability.
Rhapsody will take its part in the nearby future, with its shared spaces for neighbourhood residents, a central anchor point (a greenhouse) and a lodgement facility for visiting family members.
Despite its surprise effect, neigbourhoud residents crowded the streets to shake hands with the King.