Textual content description offered by the architects. The development of Matrix ONE, the MVRDV-designed laboratory and workplace constructing within the coronary heart of Amsterdam Science Park, is now full. Serving as the principle hub of the Matrix Innovation Heart, the six-story, 13,000-square-metre constructing gives the campus with key social areas and facilities. Crucially, the challenge additionally pushes the envelope in sustainable design: from demountable development, the “social stairs”, and photo voltaic vitality technology to sensible lighting and beneficiant quantities of bicycle parking, it incorporates sustainable pondering from each doable angle. Matrix ONE meets bold Amsterdam energy-use targets and is licensed BREAAM- Wonderful. The constructing’s customers are additionally engaged on sustainability options: the College of Amsterdam’s SustainaLab works right here on applied sciences for a sustainable future.
Matrix ONE is the biggest of seven buildings that now make up the Matrix Innovation Heart, a part of Amsterdam Science Park, the place scientists and entrepreneurs work on sustainable options for present and future issues. Matrix ONE itself incorporates a combination of science laboratories and places of work for tech firms together with Qualcomm and sustainability firms similar to Photanol, Skytree, and the startup FUL Meals.
As the principle constructing of the Matrix Innovation Heart, Matrix ONE goals to be a sustainable instance for the opposite buildings in Amsterdam Science Park and past. The constructing is designed to be demountable. Easy connections similar to screws and bolts permit parts to be indifferent and reused when numerous components of the constructing are up to date; even the constructing’s flooring are made utilizing prefabricated concrete slabs with no fastened connections, permitting them to be reused on the finish of the constructing’s lifespan. The platform Madaster gives a complete materials passport system to provide perception into the supplies and merchandise used and the CO2 storage for over 120,000 particular person parts. Because of this, over 90% of the constructing’s supplies could be reused once more later.
On the roof, 1,000 sq. meters of photo voltaic panels generate a portion of the constructing’s vitality, whereas internet-connected lighting and heating fixtures assist to cut back vitality consumption (energy for crucial lab gear runs on a separate circuit). With this mixture of vitality technology and diminished vitality consumption, the constructing itself produces a major proportion of the vitality it consumes and subsequently meets the bold Amsterdam targets for vitality efficiency.
As the principle constructing of the Matrix Innovation Heart, Matrix ONE serves because the social hub of the campus. A key factor of MVRDV’s design is the big “social staircase” instantly subsequent to the principle entrance on the constructing’s southern nook, which is conceptualized as a continuation of the zig-zagging paths which are discovered all through the campus. With tribune-style seating for shows, tables for casual conferences, and occasional stations, these stairs deliver collectively employees from completely different industries, permitting them to mingle and share concepts. The inside design for this area, developed by MVRDV in collaboration with Up structure, contains a number of lush inexperienced partitions which are seen by means of the glass façade, whereas comfortable felt finishes elsewhere dramatically scale back sound reverberation, lending the social areas a relaxed and intimate environment.
This social staircase is complemented by the constructing’s facilities, with a ground-floor restaurant and a bar on the prime of the staircase. These social options kind “Membership Matrix”, accessible to be used by employees from the entire surrounding Matrix buildings. The constructing additionally features a 100-seat auditorium, confirming Matrix ONE as a central hub for creating and sharing information.
“Matrix ONE supplied a wonderful alternative for us to check plenty of the carbon-reduction methods now we have lengthy been investigating at MVRDV”, says MVRDV associate Frans de Witte. “The constructing is state-of-the-art now, however it additionally acknowledges that the state-of-the-art is consistently altering. So we made each the inside areas and the technical installations that serve them as versatile as doable; places of work can simply be modified to turn out to be labs and vice versa, and labs could be simply upgraded with new methods to accommodate altering requirements. Within the a long time to return when the constructing is not cutting-edge, it can turn out to be a supply to reap supplies from for different buildings. Sooner or later, we hope that is how all buildings will work – and we’re excited to see Matrix ONE turn out to be a standard-bearer in our workplace.”
Matrix ONE additionally encourages customers to steer a wholesome life-style: the situation of the social stair encourages folks to make use of the steps as an alternative of the elevators, that are discovered deeper contained in the constructing, accessed by way of the atrium. On the rear of the constructing, a secondary entrance contains entry to a bicycle parking facility that’s instantly accessible and visual from the atrium, encouraging those that work within the constructing to cycle as an alternative of driving. On account of all of those sustainability and well being measures, the constructing has obtained BREEAM-Wonderful certification.