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Sunday, June 07, 2020

Jean Nouvel inaugurates European Patent Office in Rijswijk (Netherlands)

In the Dutch city of Rijkswijk, near The Hague, stands this work of Ateliers Jean Nouvel, based in Paris, in collaboration with the Amsterdam firm Dam & Partners Architecten. The 27-floor building counts a total surface area of 85,000 square meters. The main construction, containing the actual EPO offices, is 156 meters long, 107 tall, and only 12.6 wide. The slenderness enables light to pierce through the building, magnifying its transparency. The structure of stainless steel is wrapped with a highly technified glazed skin, which protects the complex thermally thanks to an air chamber set between the two layers that form it. Moreover, the use of solar panels and the creation of a large garden on the roof are guarantees of sustainable design. Meeting rooms, a gym, and a restaurant will be provided in an additional building rising four stories.
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