mateo arquitectura landscapes the grounds of PGGM's HQ in holland
 
mateo arquitectura landscapes the grounds of PGGM's HQ in holland mateo arquitectura landscapes the grounds of PGGM's HQ in holland
aug 28, 2015

mateo arquitectura landscapes the grounds of PGGM's HQ in holland

mateo arquitectura landscapes the grounds of PGGM’s HQ in holland
all images courtesy of mateo arquitectura

 

 

 

barcelona-based firm mateo arquitectura were charged with creating the landscape surrounding the headquarters of dutch insurance company PGGM. located in zeist, holland, the vast office scheme needed a thriving green space which would contextualize and interact with the architecture. the project had to communicate harmoniously with the dense woodland that surrounded it. by seamlessly blending the existing woods with a new layer of greenery, the core technique of using conservation, reinforcement and intensification enabled the intrinsic qualities of the new landscape to be formed.

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a decking surrounds the outer perimeter of the building

 

 

 

the approach was to integrate the parking area an services into one continuous green space which resulted to the design of a large private park. the new communication and work spaces are accommodated on a raised promenade that connects the new and the old buildings. the lightness and visual permeability of the materials highlights the new gardens, strengthening the direct visual relation between interior and exterior.

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the raised platform has attracted employees to utilize the outdoor space

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the project had to communicate harmoniously with the dense woods that surrounded it

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the lightness and visual permeability of the materials open up to the created landscape

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the lightness and visual permeability of the materials ensures a connection between interior and exterior

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the land around the building used for parking areas and services were opened up

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different tones of pebble stone can be seen around

 

 

UPDATE:
josep lluís mateo, architect & principal of mateo arquitectura, was a speaker at the 2015 business of design week conference in hong kong.

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