ClientReal estate combination ING-Blauwhoed
ArchitectMeyer en van Schooten Architects
Project size20.000 m2 HFA
Start of project1999
Consulting servicesStructural design, detail drawings and calculations
The “table” and the upper construction feature a support structure of steel and light floors. The superstructure’s stability is due to the table structure, which lies on a storey level and contains the building services. The façades of the floors above areas transparent as possible. The entry hall and reception are located underneath the table structure. Here, the structural elements have been designed as slender as possible in order to attain maximum transparency without jeopardizing safety. The front of the building contains a 250 space auditorium, and the 22 metre cantilever is carried by tall lattices in the auditorium walls.
In 2002, the building has been awarded with both the National Steel Award and the European Award for Steel Structures.