Workplace EDGE Stadium / Atelier PRO architects
Textual content description offered by the architects. To protect an current constructing from 2001, which on the time was already sustainable, and rework it into a recent workplace – that was the task atelier PRO was given by developer EDGE. What made the mission distinctive was that the architectural studio had additionally been chargeable for the unique design. This was of such a top quality that it was a logical step to reuse the constructing. With the brand new changes, EDGE Stadium is now – as soon as once more – prepared for the longer term. Within the fall of 2020, Loyens & Loeff moved out of the Discussion board workplace complicated, which was designed by atelier PRO twenty years in the past.
The distinctive constructing, already progressive when it comes to sustainability on the time, has now been reworked into the multi-tenant EDGE Stadium constructing. The results of the transformation is a contemporary and galvanizing working atmosphere for numerous corporations and small companies; a deliberate combine, which promotes interplay and innovation. EDGE Stadium is a wholesome and inexperienced workplace, with pure supplies, lush planting, excessive air high quality and a large roof terrace. Its location, close to the Olympic Stadium and the Zuidas, is fascinating each from a enterprise and an city perspective.
Atelier PRO and EDGE share the identical values: to construct higher, with an eye fixed to the longer term. This implies to not construct new buildings, however relatively to reuse and make current buildings extra sustainable. It additionally means designing a recent, wholesome, and progressive work atmosphere. The standard of a design lies not simply within the aesthetics, but additionally in points just like the planting, in social areas and facilities, and within the air high quality; good technological measures play an essential supporting position. For that reason, the constructing’s installations have been renewed and tailored to at this time’s necessities; a thermal storage system was put in in 2001 for heating and cooling – for these days distinctive – and at this time’s design is predicated on this.
The central atrium with its glass roof was retained, and all wood window frames and beams have been reused. Relating to sustainability, the very best requirements – BREEAM Glorious and WELL Core & Shell Gold – have been adhered to. The constructing can be the primary R2S (Ready2Services)-certified constructing with two stars within the Netherlands; this label is used to measure a constructing’s “good connectivity,” or efficiency by means of good expertise. As a result of the constructing already met a large number of necessities, many components from the present design may very well be reused and upgraded.
The complicated consists of two lengthy workplace wings, which have been widened and topped up with a further ground; the central volumes have been additionally enlarged, including a complete of round 10,000 m² to the present ground space of 19,000 m². The central atrium has been expanded with a wood roof construction and given a brand new look; it has been redesigned as a lush inexperienced area the place customers can meet, appearing as the guts of the constructing. New, engaging stairwells invite individuals to satisfy and transfer round.
The atrium, as the guts of the constructing, is likely one of the drivers of the transformation, but additionally had an current spatial high quality of its personal. Atelier PRO needed to protect this high quality, and on the similar time add a way of sunshine and naturalness. This was achieved by becoming the partitions with light-colored acoustic slats of oak and by including wood facades and window frames. The pavilion within the rear of the atrium was dismantled, prolonged and given a brand new facade; the heart-shaped, copper-clad pavilion on the entrance was integrated within the new design and now serves because the eye-catcher of the atrium. EDGE Stadium responds to altering concepts about work and sustainability and has been reworked into a spot the place individuals can meet, seek the advice of, transfer and get inventive.