Location: Lange Kleiweg, Rijswijk, The Netherlands
Project Team: Hans Kuiper, John Chan, Kasper Hauschultz Hansen
Client: Visser & Smit Bouw, Modulus Projectontwikkeling
Contractor: Visser & Smit Bouw
User: Shell International
Project Area: 41,210 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of KOW
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.
The use of high-tech climate facades and the very compact building shape are sustainable features of this building.