La Defense Offices

La Defense Offices, Almere, Netherlands, UNStudio
Project year : 2004
Architect(s) :
Address : W. Dreesweg 14, ALMERE, Netherlands
Latitude/Longitude : 52.377587,5.214384

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Client : Eurocommerce, Deventer
Building area :
23,000 m² offices, 15,000 m² parking

La Defense office complex in Almere manages to integrate well with the larger urban plan. The entrances into the inner courtyards and also its height can tie in with the larger site. The exterior façade of the building is a reflection of the larger urban condition. At the same time, the interior façades of the courtyards are designed with the office tenants in mind. These façades are clad with glass panels in which a multi- colored foil is integrated and, depending on the time of day and the angle of incidence, a variety of different colours are reflected, animating the courtyards.