The architects of Royal HaskoningDHV realized a new research and production facility for the Eindhoven branch. Business continuity and operational efficiency were key themes in the design.
The new building is not only be able to accommodate future growth, but also further increases operational efficiency. This is achieved by clear routing and optimised product flows (form follows function).
All functions relating to the production process (discovery – development – production – sales) are located around a central atrium. The atrium acts as a communication tool and guarantees synergy between the departments and, in particular, between the people that work in the building. All supporting activities, such as meetings and relaxation, take place in the atrium.
The facades of the building are a reference to the refined machines used inside. The orange accents mark important moments in the facade. The exterior of the building creates extra tactility and refinement via the use of different types of profiled cladding. The relatively closed exterior contrasts with the surprisingly transparent and bright interior.
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|Period||2008 - 2011|
|Team||Robert Collignon, Stefan Kolen|