• Defined requirement programme, contract negotiations and implemented design and build
  • Smart & healthy environments creating perfect working environment for every user
  • Climate control minimising environmental impact and using energy storage for grid independence
  • Designed to achieve a BREEAM Excellent sustainability rating

Based in Amsterdam, the headquarters will house around 4,000 employees from across the world. Royal HaskoningDHV has been part of the delivery team since 2015 and, alongside project and stakeholder management, we defined the programme of requirements, assisted with contract negotiations and ensured requirements were implemented through design and build phases. 

Smart systems create the perfect working environment for every user

Our Smart & Healthy Environments consultancy added value in assisting realise its ambitions. One of the goals was for every user to be able to personalise their space, interacting with the building using apps and speech control. The new headquarters is a smart building which continuously gathers and learns from data drawn from users’ behaviour to become smarter over time. Information about how space is used, occupied and cleaned also helps optimise the organisation of the workplace. 

Proactive climate control enables building to anticipate demand and save energy

Sustainability is a key feature of the headquarters which have been awarded BREEAM Excellent sustainability rating. To minimise environmental impact, the building systems include proactive climate control which determines heating and cooling capacity and anticipates demand. If high internal loads are expected to result in cooling demand, the building stores cold and makes adjustments to keep the sun out and switch off unnecessary electrical equipment. Conversely, the building retains heat when demand for warmth is expected. When generated electrical power is higher than required, the excess energy is stored and used later.

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