The new innovation center for the agro-industrial cooperative Royal Cosun is an inspiring building where employees work on the development of new products and applications based on plant based raw materials. Besides the offices, the building contains various chemical, biological and physics laboratories and a large pilot hall to optimize production processes. The building also contains various kitchens, bakeries and a sensory department with test booths for product preparation and testing. Internally, the building is organized to display the various functions towards visitors and employees to optimize knowledge exchange. The building has a distinctive shape that seeks a connection with the landscape and the experimental gardens around the building.
Country: The Netherlands
Client: Royal Cosun / Design & build: Hurks bouw
Program: Innovation centre, laboratory, offices, production hall
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