Completely circular!

New headquarters for 3M campus at TU Delft

In collaboration with cepezed architects, we successfully completed the new headquarters for 3M Nederland BV. The sustainable building is located directly next to the A13 motorway at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) Science Park. The four-storey structure, with underground car park, consists of 150 flexible workstations, various conference rooms, labs, a learning centre, a company restaurant, an auditorium and a customer experience centre.

Project properties

Project name
New headquarters for 3M campus at TU Delft
Location
Science Park TU Delft
Client
Panor3ma B.V.
Category
Offices
Development
Surface
5,000 m²
Architect
cepezed
Engineering
Cordeel Nederland B.V.
Type of contract
Development
Sustainability
BREEAM Very Good
Period
08/2012 - 06/2014

Own development

3M is one of Cordeel's regular clients and asked us to develop a building tailored to its preferences and requirements. For the development, Cordeel and cepezed set up the joint venture Panor3ma B.V. By combining two firms with a strong focus on innovation and prefabrication, we were able to meet the demands of this globally operating company. Various 3M inventions and products were included and incorporated in the project.

Circular façade with cold-bend glass

The glazing follows the lines of the curved façade and is made of cold-bend glass, which was delivered flat to the construction site. The glazing was curved with the help of special vacuum glazing lifters; then, under tension, the sheet of glass was clamped precisely into position. The result was a unique, completely circular façade for the 3M office.