Inspired by Piet Mondrian, one of the greatest painters and architects of the movement, the installation follows his signature style, using the white facade as a canvas to add blocks of red, blue and yellow separated by black lines.
The design is made up of adhesive plastic sheets rather than actually painted on, which will then be removed after the year of celebration.
This is only the first part of a series of installations that can be seen across the city, which holds the largest collection of Mondrian’s artworks. Another such example is said to be floating cubical pontoons on the Hofvijver, which is the lake in front of the striking Dutch parliament building.
The Hague isn’t the only place in the Netherlands marking the occasion – the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam will be celebrating the movement’s anniversary by presenting artwork from its chief proponents alongside lesser-known or contemporary examples of De Stijl. Read more about it here.