International Criminal Court

Client: International Criminal Court

Designing, building and equipping a new 56,000 square metre court building for the International Criminal Court (ICC) and handling the move to the new premises is a comprehensive and ambitious project. Brink Groep has been advising the ICC on strategic, tactical and operational issues since 2009.

Integrated advice

In close cooperation with the ICC project director we are handling the day-to-day practicalities of the project and cost management for the entire project. The supervision of architects, advisers and the contractor calls for a proactive and inspirational approach that covers all the opportunities, risks and total costs of ownership (TCO).

A first for the Netherlands: working under an NEC3 contract

An international contract form was chosen for this project: an NEC3 Engineering & Construction target contract. It is the first time that this contract form has been applied to a Dutch building project. NEC3 (New Engineering Contract) involves a much broader set of agreements than is customary under the standard Dutch Uniform Administrative Conditions for Integrated Contracts (UAV-gc) and is more focused on cooperation throughout the construction chain. The target contract also encourages the client and the contractor to work together to control the risks and explore ways of optimising the building project.

In addition to the choice for an innovative contract form the strategic advice by Brink Groep ensures that exceptional steps are being taken in terms of sustainability. Also, BIM methodology is being applied in an innovative way at both the construction and the management stage.

For more information about ICC, please contact:

Paul Fondse +31 (0)6 22 49 24 18

Peter Timmermans +31 (0)6 51 25 62 92

Bron: IntlCriminalCourt

Bron: IntlCriminalCourt

The International Criminal Court (ICC)

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is an international tribunal that prosecutes individuals for war crimes and other crimes. The Government Buildings Department has been closely involved in the housing of the ICC in the Netherlands since 2001, first preparing the court’s temporary premises and later advising in the decision-making on its permanent home. In 2009 the Department organised an international architect selection under the chairmanship of the Chief Government Architect. The design by Danish architectural firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen most closely met all the criteria with regard to design, sustainability, functionality and cost. The ICC sets high standards in terms of the precision, commitment and availability of its advisers. Following its supervision of the negotiations with the architects who won the aforementioned competition, Brink Groep was awarded the contract for the entire project and cost management of the design, up to and including realisation and aftercare. This requires a perfect command of every aspect of project and cost management.