Dutch developer Being has unveiled plans for the new Amsterdam headquarters for Belgian/ Dutch media giant DPG Media. The publishing company will move to one of the largest hybrid timber office buildings in the world. By using timber-hybrid building methods, the new head office of DPG Media in the Netherlands strongly focuses on the relationship between nature and technology. The innovative building covers an area of 46,000 m2 and will become one of the largest timber offices in the world.
The design is made by Team V Architecture, in collaboration with Arup, DGMR and DELVA Landscape Architecture/ Urbanism. The aim is to achieve a BREEAM Outstanding certificate, which is the highest sustainable building benchmark of the Dutch Green Building Council. The new accommodation will house several DPG Media brands and services. Besides office spaces, newsrooms, and recording studios, the building also features test labs, meeting rooms, sports facilities, restaurants and an event location at the waterfront.
Open spaces, voids, and outdoor areas enhance the spatial perception and encourage interaction between users. Greenery in, on and around the building offers a healthy and inspiring work environment and will add to a sense of connection with nature. Situated in Amstel Business Park Zuid, the development is located next to the existing printing business of DPG Media at the Joan Muyskenweg. The location with good visibility from the A10 motorway marks an important city entrance for Amsterdam.
In line with the vision Werkstad Overamstel, the area is currently rapidly in development, to transform the business park into a more mixed urban environment. Being develops the new Dutch headquarters of DPG Media. At the Joan Muyskenweg, the developer also realizes The Joan, a sustainable multi-tenant building for creative business. DPG Media is expected to move into the building in mid-2023. Subject to approval by the work council of DPG Media, construction will start at the beginning of 2021. Source by Being.
- Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Architect: Team V Architecture
- Technical consultant: BOAG
- Main contractor: Arup
- System consultant: Arup
- Fire safety / acoustics / sustainability consultant: DGMR
- Landscape architect: DELVA Landscape Architecture / Urbanism
- Developer: Being
- Client: DPG Media
- Area: 46,000 m2
- Year: 2020
- Images: Team V, Courtesy of Being