ING Group headquarters

ING Group headquarters

Architect
MVSA Architects
Location
Amsterdam, Netherlands | View Map
Project Year
2002
Category
Offices

Auditoriums

Restaurants
Stories By
MVSA Architects

Alumet

Twentinox
Georges Fessy

ING Group Headquarters

MVSA Architects as Architects

The headquarter offices for the ING Group occupies a long, narrow site adjacent to the motorway ring around Amsterdam. The location is at the junction of two areas, the cosmopolitan high-rise of Zuidas and the green zone of De Nieuwe Meer. The building has been kept low on the green side, with the cantilevered auditorium as a projecting element, and rises towards the urban side.


The building rests on stilts measuring 9 to 12,5 metres in height, so that travellers on the motorway still have a glimpse of the area behind the building. This arrangement also means that none of the offices in the building have their view blocked by the motorway embankment. The entrance zone is ensconced between the stilts.


The new headquarters symbolizes the banking and insurance conglomerate as a dynamic, fast-moving international network. Transparency, innovation, eco-friendliness and openness were the main starting points for the design. The building has an innovative interior environment control system. The double-skin facade allows natural ventilation of the offices without admitting traffic noise. An advanced air treatment system and the use of an aquifer under the building and a mechanical pumping system to provide cold/warm thermal storage make this building energy-efficient.


The atmosphere of the interior is richly varied and features an alternation of open and sheltered spaces. Successive storeys intermingle and offer recurrent glimpses from one to another. Areas with a panoramic view, such as the restaurant, the large conference room and the auditorium, exist alongside introverted spaces. Atriums, loggias, and gardens, both internal and external, are distributed through the building at various levels.

ING House

Alumet as Metal cladding

The headquarter offices for the ING Group occupies a long, narrow site adjacent to the motorway ring around Amsterdam. The location is at the junction of two areas, the cosmopolitan high-rise of Zuidas and the green zone of De Nieuwe Meer. The building has been kept low on the green side, with the cantilevered auditorium as a projecting element, and rises towards the urban side. The building rests on stilts measuring 9 to 12,5 metres in height, so that travellers on the motorway still have a glimpse of the area behind the building. This arrangement also means that none of the offices in the building have their view blocked by the motorway embankment. The entrance zone is ensconced between the stilts. The atmosphere of the interior is richly varied and features an alternation of open and sheltered spaces. Successive storeys intermingle and offer recurrent glimpses from one to another. Areas with a panoramic view, such as the restaurant, the large conference room and the auditorium, exist alongside introverted spaces. Atriums, loggias, and gardens, both internal and external, are distributed through the building at various levels.

ING House metal wall furnishing

Twentinox as Manufacturers

The inner façade of ING House has a thermal function which ensures that an optimal climate is maintained throughout the offices. The interior walls are evenly covered in the metal fabric GOLF SIERRA small, which also aesthetically matches the interior style. This double layering effect and specially fitted installations allow the building to save energy. Stainless steel has gained an important role in nowadays architecture and design. It incorporates all features for future construction demands. It looks nice over the years, is strong and long lasting. Numerous solutions are imaginable with metal fabrics of Twentinox. Take for instance our metal curtains and panel range. Used as room divider or simply as interior decoration, this product range is available from standard product lines. Great looks, quick delivery and easy to fix at affordable prices. For prices and detailed information about our metal curtains, metal woven fabrics and sample requests, check our new webshop: www.buymetalcurtains.com.

Products used in this project
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct link
Metal claddingAlumetAlunature
ManufacturersTwentinox
ManufactureErco
InsulationKingspan Insulation
Product Spec Sheet
Metal cladding
Manufacturers
Manufacture
by Erco
Insulation
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