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Together Hoofddorp, The Netherlands

DESCRIPTION

The tallest structure in Cradle to Cradle®-inspired Park 20|20 and one of the highest in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands, TOGETHER is an instant icon visible from the surrounding area, train station, highway and from the airplanes landing at nearby Schiphol airport.

Inspired by its surrounding environment, the exterior facade offers tactile warmth, earth tone colors and a humane scale on the base volumes. While the upper tower reflects the changing sky and light, a fully transparent entry lobby welcomes visitors, colleagues and nature into the building. The building anchors the park’s central plaza and gardens and offers a vision of a vertical campus composed of interconnected internal neighborhoods which promote community while supporting abundant daylight and connectivity to nature.

Chance encounters and interactions are increased through a series of sky gardens distributed throughout the building while open, multi-story voids connect floor levels with interconnecting stairs. Each sky garden becomes a unique expression of each vertical “neighborhood” – filled with vegetation, casual seating and kitchenettes and surrounded by diverse areas dedicated to collaboration and communication. The gardens offer opportunity to contemplate, play and share free time with others, in addition to containing a variety of butterfly flowers and herbs increasing biodiversity while at the same time soothing the senses.

PROGRAM

Mixed-use, hotel, office and commerical offices

AREA

24,000 m2

STATUS

Design Development in progress

TEAM

William McDonough + Partners, Design Architect