The world’s first WELL v2 Certified interior at Platinum level.
EDGE Technologies, formerly known as OVG Real Estate, is a developer that revolutionises the built environment through a new generation of smart buildings, raising the bar in terms of sustainability and wellbeing. They moved to the top floor of EDGE Olympic. Fokkema & Partners took on the ambitious assignment to design the new EDGE headquarters, aiming for the highest WELL rating possible. With introducing the first NO OFFICE concept, the apparent opposites of health and high-tech have been unified in an exciting synthesis of hospitality, technology and sustainability. It radically clashes with the traditional office, but remains a great place to work.
An array of different work- and meeting places provide highly comfortable and stimulating options to approach a working day. It is a space that feels like home, that can serve as an experimental garden for new ideas and technologies, and that is actually green as well. Biophilia inspired design principles such as organic forms, patterns and rhythm are omnipresent, as well as good acoustics, interior planting and unobstructed views alongside the facades and atrium edges. Subtly dividing the floor, the home zone, the urban zone and the tiny villa represent completely different atmospheres. From the hand-laid library floor, made of end-grain wood, to the gender-neutral toilets and a waterfall with soundscape; the design combines an endless number of new ideas, techniques and materials. EDGE has opened all registers to show what technology has to offer and the design shows how you can use these ‘building blocks’ to create attractive and inspiring spaces.
Core & Shell designed by de Architecten Cie. WELL AP from bba binnenmilieu.