Architects: Josep Lluís Mateo / Mateo Arquitectura Location: Zeist, Utrecht, The Netherlands Project Leaders: Markus Lauber, Till von Mackensen Project Area: 25,000 sqm offices, 25,000 sqm car park Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Adrià Goula
Located nearby the city of Zeist, close to Utrecht, the tender put forward the requirement for increasing the offices in the current building by 25,000 sqm, and at the same time recover a park by means of the construction of a 25.000 sqm underground car park.
The project takes into consideration the relationship with the enviroment and the surrounding neighbourhood buildings in order to maintain compactness which recovers the logic of the increase in size of the inicial building.
The PGGM Company Headquarters extension works and the construction of the new building are in a well advanced stage of progress.
Josep Lluís Mateo specifications
By doubling the current surface area, the project will extend the PGGM pension fund headquarters in Zeist, near to Utrecht.
Our proposals put forward three types of intervention:
The internal spaces supplement the usual working space areas with new communication and informal working areas, with a “La Rambla” longitudinal layout.
The auditoriums, the restaurants… are special functions that make the unit far more complex than the typical office flexible characteristics and casual areas. This is explained by being the headquarters of a great multinational company. the inside area will, therefore, be very varied and different.