barco opens kortrijk, belgium HQ designed by jaspers-eyers architects
 
barco opens kortrijk, belgium HQ designed by jaspers-eyers architects
jun 06, 2016

barco opens kortrijk, belgium HQ designed by jaspers-eyers architects

barco, global technology giant, has officially opened doors at its kortrijk, belgium campus, designed by jaspers-eyers architects. responding to concerns of excessive employee commuting, the complex is located adjacent to existing corporate buildings in the city, itself close to route E17.

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all images courtesy of jaspers-eyers architects

 

 

the project, consisting of architectural and interior design, includes a centralized structure — the ‘circle’ — with linking corridors to three additional buildings: the ‘lab’ (research), the ‘pulse’ (offices), and the ‘engine’ (production facility expansion). leading the pack is the ‘circle’, a multi-purpose facility that provides office space and R&D, along with dedicated presentation rooms, auditorium, and company restaurant. its form measures 75 meters in diameter, and acts as a crucial component in regards to employee/visitor interactions and visual focus from the surroundings.

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oval-shaped meeting decks

 

 

beyond the form’s swirling, glass dominated façade, is a light-filled interior specifically designed to increase social meetings. this is accomplished in several ways, the most obvious manifest as oval-shaped ‘meeting decks’ that seem to float freely in the atrium. an inset ramp circles the space, its purpose to provide depth to the façade. three horizontal rows of coffering block excessive sun, further aided by an extensive cooling system within.

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sweeping façade

 

 

also of note, are inner volumes finished with taut bannering. sleek and uniform, barco plans to use these surfaces to project images representing the company and its wares. jaspers-eyers’ work is functional and stylish, providing their clients an ideal location to continue its goal of being standard-bearers for their own high-tech products. 

barco opens kortrijk, belgium HQ designed by jaspers-eyers architects
inside the ‘circle’

 

video courtesy of barcoTV

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reception lobby

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steel, concrete and glass meet in the building’s outer ramp

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the ‘circle’ and surroundings 

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meeting deck corridor

barco opens kortrijk, belgium HQ designed by jaspers-eyers architects
façade 

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barco campus masterplan

 

 

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edited by: nick brink | designboom

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