In the 1980's the City of The Hague decided to celebrate the fact the city had now 200.000 housing units with a festival. At Dedemsvaartweg in the south of the city a 1500 metres long
strip was chosen to be the site for the project consisting exclusively of housing. The post-war neighborhood 'Morgenstond' had solid facilities that would benefit from the new inhabitants.
OMA built an apartment building. When Kees Christiaanse left OMA in 1989 and started up his own office he took the project with him and completed it.