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Wageningen University & Research Centre : Atlas Building
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15 Jan 2007
Wageningen University Building
Wageningen University & Research Centre – Atlas Building, The Netherlands
Date built: 2007
Design : Rafael Vinoly Architects
Area: 105,000 sqft
Wageningen University was founded in 1918.
This new building is located on a new campus, Centrum de Born, north of Wageningen.
Atlas is one of the most visually distinct buildings of Wageningen Campus. This robust building was named after the primordial Titan who held up the celestial sphere. The recognisable concrete grid on the outside of the building acts as the mainstay for the entire structure.
Address: Droevendaalsesteeg 4, Building 104, 6708 PB Wageningen, Netherlands
During office hours the building is open to the public, after office hours you can only access the building with a WURcard.
Atlas was designed by the architectural firms Van den Oever, Zaaijer en Partners from Amsterdam and Rafael Vinoly Architects from London. At first, the lattice was meant to act as a trellis, allowing the building to be completely overgrown with climbing plants. But this idea was abandoned when no climbing plant could be found that would cover the entire building and stay green year-round.
Dutch Building image / information from Rafael Vinoly Architects 220107
Wageningen University building – architect: Rafael Vinoly
Location:Droevendaalsesteeg 4, Building 104, 6708 PB Wageningen, Netherlands
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