Philips Medical System
Two new courtyard office buildings were designed to create a new entrance court and headquarters.
The buildings were kept low so each occupant has views into the trees and maintains contact with the extensively landscaped grounds. The plant rooms form tower gateways on the central axis of the site while also freeing up the floors allowing flexible office spaces.
The exterior colour scheme was inspired by the forest setting and landscape focus of the design. Simple facades are given texture and depth by the fixed shading device.
The courtyards provide outdoor spaces for a variety of uses. The colours of the operable panels match the colours of the trees when flowering. Once a year the central courtyard is a celebration of colour.
(design by Christian Grennan for 01-10 architects)