building services adviser:
Deerns Raadgevende Ingenieurs
building physics adviser:
DGMR Raadgevende Ingenieurs
Commissioned by Triodos, we have made a provisional design for a multi-business building for CSR organizations operating in the areas of the environment, sustainability and responsible business operations.
The Netwerkkantoor is located on Utrecht's new Public Transport Terminal (OVT) in the heart of the railway network, near the centre of Utrecht. It hovers above the bicycle garage and the bus station. The office can be reached from the station hall, bus station and bicycle garage in a simple and convincing way, without causing problems for the surroundings. At this complex location, it was possible to realize triple land use.
The main form of the Netwerkkantoor follows the contours of the bicycle garage (100 x 30 m). The result is a building with large horizontal floors - ideal for the Netwerkkantoor where meeting others, synergy and connectivity are crucial.
The patios are the leading element for the arrangement of the floor plan. These green outdoor spaces make it possible to have relaxed contact with outside, in spite of the noisy busy surroundings. The office levels all have a view over and direct contact with these outdoor spaces. The floors are linked by means of a backbone with communal facilities. Here there is space for meetings, relaxing, contact with others, giving talks, holding work meetings etc. This zone is situated on the south side of the building and forms a buffer against the noise of the railway and direct sunlight.
Within this concept a wide range of units can be offered, which can be linked with each other with stairs and/or footbridges.