KCAP Architects&Planners and JHK Architecten won the European tender for the P+R Hooggelegen in Utrecht. Commissioned by Utrecht City Council, the project will be realized in two phases, each consisting of a building of 31,000 m² with 1,000 parking spaces.
The P+R facility will have a prominent position on the A2 Utrecht-Amsterdam motorway, between Papendorp Office Park and the Hooggelegen junction. Access will be via a new exit on the A2 and a viaduct under construction, which links the new Leidsche Rijn area with Utrecht. The ensemble is a landmark on the motorway. Elevated above street level, the buildings of nine and seven storeys rise up high above the new viaduct and the noise barrier.
The triangular form relates to the most important visibility lines and anchors the buildings in their surroundings. The façades consist of light bronze and silver coloured anodized aluminium strips. Their diagonal orientation underlines the dynamic character of the buildings and a play in transparency is created, depending on the observer's direction of view.