HDP Real Estate has been selected by a consortium of TBI companies as interim project director for the demolition and construction of approximately 80,000 m2 of office space for the European Patent Office in Rijswijk. The consortium consists of J.P. Eesteren (construction), Croon (electrical installations) and Wolter & Dros (mechanical systems).
The building is equipped with steel and glass, designed by renowned architects Ateliers Jean Nouvel (Paris) and Dam & Partners Architects (Amsterdam). Striking to the design is the large pond that surrounds the building. Therefore the construction seems to be lifted from its environment. Employees and visitors seem to walk on water because the entrance level is situated lower than the water surface.