Eneco’s Sustainable HQ
Friday, July 27th, 2012
By Sarah Murray
Energy company Eneco has decided to practice what it preaches with the help of Amsterdam creative firm Hofman Dujardin Architects, in collaboration with Fokkema & Partners. The interior of their Netherlands headquarters has been completely overhauled to create a perfectly sustainable office space, complete with solar power, natural light and oxygen from internal vegetation. The space is both dynamic and reserved, a perfect combination for optimal working conditions.
The open design of the office features color-coded work and meeting "islands," which allow for an open and friendly yet focused environment. Modular sofas allow for quick, impromptu meetings with the optimal amount of privacy. Three sweeping staircases add another interesting element to the interior design, as well as give employees the opportunity not to take the elevator.
One of the most interesting facets of the building is its living green walls,which improve the air quality of the building. The bright white walls and high ceilings not only add a sleek, futuristic feel to the reception area, but also reduce the need for artificial light. And the fleet of smart cars for long-distance commuters and an espresso bar in the lobby officially make this the best place to work.