Client: Private investors
Location: Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
Surface: 46.000 m2
TO A BUSINESS
At the A12 (closeby Utrecht) D/DOCK and partners transformed an existing office complex into a lively business community. While the former complex had troubles finding tenants, this renewed environment is now occupied for 100%.
The industry for office spaces has radically changed over the last years. The modern office space inspires, gives energy, empowers community meetings and connects organizations, groups and departments. With this community-approach, the area will be ready for the future. It entails 7 towers which combine 45.000 m2. By acknowledging hidden features and through smart structural interventions, the area is prepared for the current industry of workspaces and their users. It’s about mixing the inside with the outside, about creating a place where people feel welcome, where one can easily chitchat or have an official meeting and wander through the green. In great collaboration we’ve created a place where people want to go to, instead of having to go to.
D/DOCK combines her experience on development, architecture and interior design to make ‘Republic Offices’ the leading example of a place which employers want to rent – and where employees like to be.
The landscape is designed by BuroBol, Sweco is responsible for the structural adjustments. The project is realized by the construction team Tetris, Grijsen, Zoontjens Boomprojecten and Biltz.