Broekbakema has designed the new headquarters of the print technology company Océ-Technologies B.V. , that will be built by the construction company BAM. In May of 2018, the construction of new headquarters will begin and it will approximately take about 1,5 years to finish it. The new office includes 15.500 m2 floor surface and offers a working space for about 550 employees.
The new office is a ‘Green Landmark’ and it is inspired by the Kyosei philosophy of parent company Canon: ‘living and working together for the common good’. Green, public spaces within the building – the so called ‘Green Plazas’ – connect employees with visitors of the Océ headquarters. These ‘Green Plazas’ are designed as courtyards and each plaza is connected to the office wings and to the other plazas. Together, they are the central meeting point and connect all departments within the new headquarters. Every ‘Green Plaza’ is positioned differently, but is always visually linked to the surrounding landscape.