ANWB / Fox, Park 20|20,
Beukenhorst Zuid, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
Fox and ANWB, Dutch internet travel booking organizations specializing in distant, exotic destinations, occupy a prominent site at the entrance to the William McDonough + Partners-designed Park 20|20 development in the Netherlands. With a high ambition for design sustainability, the office headquarters embodies and colorfully celebrates both global and local diversity and cultures. The exuberant design is anchored by the company’s “Travel Theater” with its undulating and sculptural folded fabric skin that becomes a glowing beacon at night.
The building dynamically responds to its site with an upper building mass that houses offices and angles to self-shade on the south side while opening towards the park to the north with a colorful glass façade. The upper offices visually “float” above a vegetated base of common areas that provides habitat for local bird species. A conference center opens towards an elevated garden space while an interior atrium skylight that provides ample interior daylighting. Slimbouwen technology, which employs a panelized floor system with separate prefabricated services, demonstrates an integrated system that helps to reduce volume, waste and construction time while allowing flexibility and demountability. Interiors are designed to both connect occupants to each other and to the world through equitably and sustainably sourced materials that are healthy for human and ecological health.
ClientDelta Development Group
ProgramOffice, café and theater
William McDonough + Partners, Design Architect
KOW, Architect of Record
Jos Bogaarts, Interior Architect
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