Matrix VI Innovation Centre is a science incubator offering a combination of advanced laboratory and office spaces for chemical and biotechnology start-ups. The building is highly flexible. A floor can be subdivided into various units and the top floor houses cleanrooms or heavy chemical labs. The façade design changes based on the orientation towards the sun with parapets protruding from the building. In the east and west façade, the vertical glass blinds provide a mesmerizing effect, blocking the low morning and evening sun and minimizing the use of blinds. Sustainability requirements where met with thermally modified timber used for façade cladding and a partially sloping moss sedum roof that acts as a buffer for rainwater.
Country: The Netherlands
Location: Amsterdam Science Park
Client: Matrix Innovation Centre
Program: Science incubator, Laboratories, Offices
Pictures: Kees Hummel & Petra Appelhof
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