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Daimler Chrysler

Papendorp, Utrecht

2003 – 2006
Programme
Office building with underground parking.
Ca. 12.000 m² gfa

Client
Parkvest V

The office building for Daimler Chrysler Financial Services is located in the Papendorp business park near the Leidsche Rijn district of Utrecht in the Netherlands. The site lies directly adjacent to a motorway intersection. Due to its central location in the Netherlands, the visibility of the location and its optimal accessibility, it is one of the best locations for well-known offices and companies including Cap Gemini, HP, Fortis, Deloitte & Touche and Daimler Chrysler.

The urban planning scheme and landscape design of Papendorp Business Park incorporate a high-density urban core with offices and business accommodation surrounded by other offices and companies in a green setting. High demands have been placed on the design of the building and the planning of the public space. The new Daimler Chrysler buildings have a total surface area of 24,000 m², with offices, restaurant and business accommodation. An underground parking area is situated beneath the volumes and integrated in the sloping green landscape.

The two towers are the highest buildings in the business park. The transparent main entrance is situated between the two towers and gives access to both buildings and the underground car parking. The complete buildings layout is arranged in a clear way to ensure floor plans that are highly functional and flexible. The special glass facades give the buildings continuously changing layered effects of transparency and reflection of the surroundings.

 

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