February 2013 Recently Matrix VI in Amsterdam, designed by Ector Hoogstad Architecten, was completed according to schedule. The building, with over 5000m2 of floorspace, was commissioned by Matrix Innovation Center and built almost right next to the Bèta-faculty of the University of Amsterdam. It will acommodate offices and laboratories to be let commercially to startups in the field of Life Science, one of the so-called "top-sector" as appointed by the Dutch government. The ground floor also contains several amenities such as meeting rooms and a restaurant, to be used by the entire Matrix community. Flexibilty and sustainability are the basic aspects of the design. The teaser image above shows a part of the west facade; a wooden cladding alternates with high ribbon windows. Lamella of printed glass provide an optimal balance betwee the admission of natural daylight and sunscreening. The first companies will move in during the next couple of months. The official opening will then take place in the summer. By that time we will of course present extensive photo coverage.