Expansion G Technical centre for research and product development (phase 2)
Technical centre for research and product development in Vilvoorde. Won design competition (May 2009). This building contains new research facilities for the development of water-based paints, pigments and mixers. The building is composed of interchangeable modules and a systematic structure of beams and technical pipes and ducts.
In front are two floors with office modules (meeting rooms, open-plan and individual offices). Behind are the lab modules, with large north-facing glass windows, because cleanliness, natural light and colour are essential qualities for AkzoNobel’s activities.
- Client: Akzo Nobel Paints Belgium nv
- Completion date: 2012
- Location (street)/country: Vilvoorde (Gustave Levisstraat)/Belgium
- Status: Completed
- Floor area: 3.550 m²
- Type: Offices, laboratories
- Photography: Toon Grobet/Yvan Glavie/SVR-ARCHITECTS