Project size15.000 m2 GFA
Start of project2008
Consulting servicesStructural design, detail drawings and calculations
The building is to be flanked on both sides by the existing TNO-NITG building and a future office building. This office building will house employees in a veritable office building. The collective environmental laboratory will then be a true laboratory building. An entry building provides access to the existing TNO building, the seven storey high laboratory building and the future office building. The design emphasises sustainability and flexibility, demanding internal interchangeability of the building’s various functions. From a structural engineering point of view, this calls for a smooth floor without subfloor components and for the use of as little material as possible. For this reason, the floor will be furnished with cardboard cylinders to save material. Vertical supports are made out of columns and modest crosswalls, which also form the walls of little shafts.