Canon Manufacturing Printing HQ / Broekbakema
Textual content description offered by the architects. We’re actually pleased with the brand new Canon Manufacturing Printing places of work. The primary workers are shifting this summer time into the brand new headquarters, nicknamed: ‘Inexperienced Landmark.’ You’ll be able to straight see this iconic and sustainable constructing in its forested environment from distant. The brand new constructing rises above this stunning pure surroundings of the Venlo area – the house base of the corporate.
From the A67 freeway, you possibly can simply see the brand new places of work. That is as a result of highly effective rhythm that we integrated into the glazed facade. But additionally the large and noticeable crimson brand of Canon on the highest garners consideration. Within the new headquarters, the whole lot is a few pure and well-lit work surroundings. When you enter inside you possibly can search for 9 flooring into the atrium. Within the foyer with reception and ready space you’re additionally handled to an attractive view over the terrace to the encompassing forests.
The ‘Inexperienced Landmark’ has 4 so-called ‘Inexperienced Plazas.’ These open areas are characterised by ample daylight, massive inexperienced indoor gardens, and pure supplies, together with wooden and pure stone. The primary plaza on the 2 lowest flooring comprises the restaurant, auditorium, and assembly rooms. From the third flooring up every plaza borders two workplace flooring. This permits for the workers to satisfy each simply and informally for a gathering or chat second throughout espresso. This makes the plazas the connecting hyperlink between the departments to stimulate synergy and information change between the five hundred workers who will work within the new constructing.
Every plaza gives a distinct view over the forested environment. On the highest flooring, you even look over the Maas river valley. Within the design, every Inexperienced Plaza rotates 90 levels across the atrium, the central coronary heart of the workplace constructing. This connects the brand new headquarters to all cardinal instructions and its environment. Giant glazed facades enable for loads of daylight. Moreover, Passers-by can see the indoor gardens at night time resulting from their lighting. This makes the Inexperienced Landmark inviting, even within the night, displaying what occurs inside.
We embedded the construction fastidiously into the panorama. We actively thought of the forest and its beneficial timber, crops, and fauna throughout the design of the compact constructing and its 400 parking areas. For example, rainwater is infiltrated into the soil straight. We additionally thought of pure values comparable to native dunes and historic zones comparable to outdated settlements close by. The vitality consumption of the brand new headquarters could be very low because of passive photo voltaic shading, triple glazing and energy-efficient LED lighting.
The entire roof is roofed in PV panels, even the atrium roof comprises photo voltaic cells. The constructing is linked to a warmth pump utilizing geothermal warmth and chilly storage, leading to a BREEAM Glorious design certificates. The brand new workplace is even prepared for altering usages sooner or later. The inside may be tailored flexibly, whereas further flooring may be constructed into the Inexperienced Plazas for added flooring house.