Connectivity Between Global and Local Communities
FIFPro’s offices embody their mission to promote fair play, equality and solidarity among its international family of athletes.
FIFPro Headquarters, Park 20|20,
Beukenhorst Zuid, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
As the worldwide representative union for all professional soccer players, FIFPro’s global reach and the cultural diversity of its members have inspired the dynamic design for a new headquarters building located at Park 20|20 in the Netherlands. Shaped by a solar shade canopy, a monumental glass entry volume visually connects and activates interior public spaces on multiple floors while creating direct relationships with exterior gardens and park amenities. Abundant daylight penetrates deep into open, efficient, and flexible floor plates with interiors that showcase the colors and materials of the world.
In the garden, a sculptural auditorium anchors outdoor passive recreation and gathering spaces with an LED screen that broadcasts matches from faraway places. Embodying the organization’s mission to promote fair play, equality, and solidarity among its international family of athletes, FIFPro’s new home is a connective instrument of openness, transparency, and responsive design, celebrating and promoting connectivity between global and local communities.
ProgramOffices, Roof Garden and Event Space, Auditorium, Dining
Area2,358 square meters
StatusCompleted May 2013
William McDonough + Partners, Design Architect
KOW, Architect of Record
Merkx + Girod, Interior Architect
Copijn, Landscape Architect
Van der Vorm Engineering, Structural Engineer
Installatie Advies Groep, MEP Engineers
DGMR, BREEAM Consultant
IBB Kondor, Contractor
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