Our new office for Danone has a minimized carbon footprint, offers a healthy working environment and encourages knowledge exchange on all levels.
A Timeless Vision
Back in 1972, Danone founder Antoine Riboud redefined the traditional role of the business leader and outlined a new vision of corporate social responsibility in a speech he made to 2000 executives in Marseille. His vision still informs Danone’s mission and core values, which we set out to embody in the concept and design of the company’s Dutch headquarters. Specifically, our office stimulates innovation by encouraging collaboration.
We build on Danone’s long-established core values
Stimulated co-working Through Design
Our building features green and informal meeting spaces to stimulate co-working and encourage relaxed encounters and exchanges. We designed these welcoming, sociable areas to facilitate Danone’s philosophy of knowledge sharing, so that people with different areas of expertise can help and inspire each other, boosting innovation.
Helping the Planet
One Step at A Time
In our vision, sustainability is far more than a buzzword: It’s a daily necessity. We believe that sustainability should play a vital role in real-estate development and design, right from the start of the process.
We place a firm focus on helping the environment through our use of materials and by minimising the carbon footprint – a vision that is completely in line with the sustainability goals of Danone.
EXPRESSING BRAND HARMONY
Sharing a campus in Hoofddorp, Danone and ASICS also share complementary visions – a healthier lifestyle for their customers, whether through healthier eating or sport and activities. Our buildings for these two brands express that relationship through their harmonious architectural styles, and the pleasant, park-like garden that connects the two.
To best serve Danone’s needs on this project, we formed mutually beneficial partnerships to stimulate creativity and combine resources.
- Architecture Powerhouse
- Engineering Pleijsier Bouw
- Engineering DVP
- Consultancy DGMR
- Urban Design LAP
- Engineering DEERNS
- Consultancy IMD