Recently the opening of the new premises of biotech company Genmab took place at the Science Park Utrecht. The new head office of Genmab, which has branches in Copenhagen and Princeton – New Jersey, is an integral design of cepezed and cepezed interior. The new building has been designed on the basis of an open work culture and intensive interaction, also with external parties. With a high sustainability score and ample daylighting, the new building offers a comfortable, healthy and inspiring (work) environment for employees and visitors.
▼项目外立面，appearance of the project © cepezed | Lucas van der Wee
The new Genmab is a striking, cleanly styled and detailed building located directly on the main access road of the Utrecht Science Park. The building is as compact as possible. The alignment of the two bays contributes to a good fit with the location. The bay façades are vertically articulated, and here the frames of the glass components are concealed behind the aluminum external finish of the closed elements.
▼铝板与玻璃幕墙形成虚实对比，aluminum contrast with glass © cepezed | Lucas van der Wee
The program comprises offices, laboratories and an extensive range of supporting functions such as a meeting centre, auditorium, science café and restaurant. The building has an open structure with large spans and long sight lines. Above ground, it consists of two five-story bays positioned out of alignment with each other, and an atrium in between. Underground there is a parking garage that takes up the entire footprint.
▼剖面图，section © cepezed
Genmab is an internationally operating biotech company that develops therapeutic antibodies for the treatment of cancer. Over the last years, the company has grown substantially, leading to the need for new premises. Its Scandinavian origins called for a special focus on design. In addition, the new-build has been seized as an opportunity to give the firm more visibility, to increase interaction between the employees and to collaborate more effectively with external partners. The building was also intended to become a calling card to attract top researchers. cepezed and cepezedinterior were responsible for the design.
▼位于首层的Genmab公司前台接待空间，reception of the Genmab © cepezed | Lucas van der Wee
The floor slab of the atrium is situated on the first floor and has the character of a plaza.
▼开敞明亮的中庭，the atrium has completely transparent façades with large open space © cepezed | Lucas van der Wee
▼由走廊看中庭，viewing the atrium from the corridor © cepezed | Lucas van der Wee
▼俯瞰中庭的休闲空间，viewing leisure area on the atrium from the top © cepezed | Lucas van der Wee
Special elements in the atrium are the large islands, more than eight meters in diameter, which are positioned stepwise and seem to float freely in the space. On the islands there are spots for meeting, discussion and flexible working. One of them functions as a board room and is equipped with hot bent glass walls, a large table with illuminated company logo and a custom-made piece of furniture containing all the climate facilities and the most modern presentation equipment.
▼平台上设有会议、讨论等灵活的工作场所，on the islands there are spots for meeting, discussion and flexible working © cepezed | Lucas van der Wee
▼这些平台以阶梯的形式，逐层上升，宛如漂浮在空中的岛屿，large islands are positioned stepwise and seem to float freely in the space© cepezed | Lucas van der Wee
▼其中一个平台“岛”，被热弯玻璃幕墙围合，形成封闭的会议室，one of them functions as a board room and is equipped with hot bent glass walls © cepezed | Lucas van der Wee
▼会议室配备有定制的桌椅与现代化设备，board room is equipped with custom-made table and modern equipment © cepezed | Lucas van der Wee
The atrium has completely transparent façades, so that the large open space is prominently in view from the outside and makes a significant contribution to how the building appears to the surroundings. Surrounding this are other supporting functions such as a coffee bar and an open kitchen with front cooking.
▼中庭的外立面完全透明，the atrium has completely transparent façades © cepezed | Lucas van der Wee
▼中庭的周围还设置了其他辅助功能，surrounding this are other supporting functions © cepezed | Lucas van der Wee
▼中庭的旋转楼梯，spiral staircase in the atrium © cepezed | Lucas van der Wee
▼旋转楼梯细部，detail of the spiral staircase © cepezed | Lucas van der Wee
The facilities program with the meeting centre, auditorium and café, but also a gym, bicycle parking, storage areas and waste rooms, has been mainly housed on the ground floor.
▼位于首层的会议室，meeting room on the ground floor © cepezed | Lucas van der Wee
▼位于首层的咖啡厅，café on the ground floor © cepezed | Lucas van der Wee
In the office bay, the meeting spots are situated along the atrium while the fixed workspaces are mainly located along the façades. The upper three stories accommodate both offices and laboratories. Their gross height is higher, so that the program here can be flexible: offices can become labs and vice versa.
▼固定办公区沿建筑的外立面排布，fixed workspaces are mainly located along the façades © cepezed | Lucas van der Wee
▼办公区的咖啡吧与开放式厨房，café and open kitchen of the working area © cepezed | Lucas van der Wee
The interior is light, uncluttered and stylish, with a great deal of wood and other natural materials used. Corridors are optically widened by allowing their floor finish to continue into the transparent office spaces. In terms of sustainability, the new Genmab has the BREEAM Excellent certificate.
▼实验区位于三层至五层， laboratories on the second floor to fourth floor © cepezed | Lucas van der Wee
▼二层平面图，first floor plan © cepezed
▼三层平面图，second floor plan © cepezed