Image: MVRDV / © Daria Scagliola
MVRDV’s Matrix ONE project, a laboratory and office building in the heart of the Amsterdam Science Park, has been completed.
The six-story, 140,000-square-foot building is the largest of the seven buildings that make up the Matrix Innovation Center, a hub for scientists and entrepreneurs to develop sustainable solutions to current and future problems. Thing.
As the center’s main hub, Matrix ONE aims to set the example for other buildings in the Amsterdam Science Park. Buildings are made detachable, with connections such as screws and bolts allowing elements to be removed and reused. In addition, the floor is made using prefabricated concrete slabs without fixed connections.
The Madaster platform was used to provide a material passport system to register all materials and products incorporated into the building. This provides insight into the carbon dioxide storage of over 120,000 individual components. According to MVRDV, more than 90% of building materials are reusable.
Matrix ONE serves as the central social hub of your campus. This is interrupted by a large ‘social staircase’ next to the main entrance on the south corner of the building. It is conceptualized as an extension of the zigzag path that runs through campus.
The staircase has tribune-style seating for presentations, tables for informal meetings, and a coffee station. The interior design of this space is highlighted by lush green walls and a soft felt finish that reduces sound reflections. This building also houses his 100-seat auditorium.
The roof has over 10,750 square feet of solar panels that generate some of the building’s energy. Internet-connected lighting and heating appliances reduce energy consumption. The building also promotes healthier behavior by encouraging people to use the stairs instead of the elevators at the back of the building.
There is also a bicycle parking lot accessible from a secondary entrance at the back of the building. Combining these sustainability and wellness strategies contributes to his BREEAM-Excellent certification for Matrix ONE.
“Matrix ONE has provided us with an excellent opportunity to test the many carbon reduction strategies that MVRDV has been researching over the years,” said MVRDV partner Frans de Witte. “While the building is currently state-of-the-art, we also recognize that state-of-the-art is always changing. Offices can be easily converted into labs and vice versa, and labs can be easily upgraded with new systems to keep up with changing standards, even after the building is no longer state of the art in the decades to come. , will be the source of materials for other buildings.In the future, I hope that all buildings will work like this, and the Matrix ONE will be the standard bearer in our offices. I look forward to seeing the
See an illustration of Matrix ONE’s circular approach in the video below.
Video provided by MVRDV/YouTube.