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Alaska Building / KOW

  • 01:00 - 15 January, 2010
Alaska Building / KOW
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Lange Kleiweg, Rijswijk, The Netherlands
  • Architects

  • Project Team

    Hans Kuiper, John Chan, Kasper Hauschultz Hansen
  • Client

    Visser & Smit Bouw, Modulus Projectontwikkeling
  • Contractor

    Visser & Smit Bouw
  • User

    Shell International
  • Area

    41210.0 sqm
  • Project Year


From the architect. The design includes 30,000 sqm office spaces and 11,000 sqm underground parking. User of this building will be Shell International SIEP.

The glass volume is a logical translation of the large program within the requirements of the masterplan and historic boundaries of a relatively small plot of land. The urban planning context and the in-depth plans ask for a large degree of transparency in the facades. In combination with demanding climate control requirements, the application of climate facades is a justified choice. The fire security of this entirely glazed building has been solved in an ingenious manner, whereby sprinkler systems are not necessary.

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The use of high-tech climate facades and the very compact building shape are sustainable features of this building.

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