Philips Business Innovation Centre FiftyTwoDegrees

Philips Business Innovation Centre FiftyTwoDegrees

Architect
Mecanoo
Location
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Project Year
2007
Category
Offices

Philips Business Innovation Centre FiftyTwoDegrees

Mecanoo as Architects

At the start of the new millennium, Philips Semiconductors (now NXP) wanted to expand its current production and research site in Nijmegen by creating a new knowledge centre for the development of semiconductors.


The existing production site is sealed off and fenced in for security reasons, yet the new knowledge centre, where technology, science, culture, work, living and leisure come together, encourages encounters and collaboration among diverse parties.


The name of the complex refers to the site’s 52nd degree of latitude, which like the ambition of its initiators, spans the entire world. Not only the name, but also the building’s figure must illustrate this ambition.

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