For the new TNO Lab for Building Innovation, we have combined the test halls and laboratories within one building, on the premise that openness is the driving force behind joint innovation. This inspiring and open working environment is the result of a collaboration between end user TNO, developer Stone22, GROUP A and investor a.s.r. real estate.
Architect: GROUP A Location: Huismansingel, TU Delft Campus-Zuid, Netherlands Start design: December 2018 Start build: April 2020 Expected realisation: February 2021 Investor: a.s.r. real estate Developer: Stone22 Render: GROUP A
From the architect: The research that is being carried out in the laboratory cluster on the renewed TU Campus is focusing on increases longevity and innovation in the field of materials, energy and constructions. This research takes place in a test hall and a lab area. Dividing the cluster in two is an explicit design choice. The large test halls are located in the eastern part of the building, where the semi-transparent facade provides views on the test activities from outside.
The supporting laboratories and workspaces are located on the ground floor in the western part. On the floor above are the technical installations and reused climate cells, a key element of TNO's research practice. The facade has been cleverly designed in terms of sustainability. The open to closed ratio in the facade limits the heating up of the building and reduces its cooling load.
The transparent, double-high corridor, which connects the two parts, is not only a traffic space but also the place where the technical innovations are visible for passers-by, visitors and employees. The office and lab spaces on the first floor open onto platforms, 'suspended' in the central corridor. The coffee corner, also 'suspended' in this high space, is the place to meet. From here, the movements from the test hall to the lab space and vice versa are visible and provide liveliness in the open working environment.
04 / 07 / 2020For the new TNO Lab for Building Innovation, we have combined the test halls and laboratories within one building, on the premise that openness is the driving force behind joint innovation...