New research office for biotech company Genmab, an international enterprise specialized in the development of human antibodies for the treatment of cancer. For the development and realization of the premises on the Science Park Utrecht, Genmab came to an agreement with construction company Dura Vermeer and the owner of the plot, the University of Utrecht. The building measures 11.250 m2 and houses offices, laboratories, meeting rooms, different types of work places, an auditorium, a science café, a restaurant and a parking garage. The program covers 11,250 m2 and has an underground car park. cepezedinterior is responsible fot the complete design of offices, meeting and concentration centres, laboratories, meeting rooms, auditorium, a science café and a restaurant.
The building stands on a prominent location alongside the main entrance road of the Science Park, right next to the Nutricia Research building also designed by cepezed. the Genmab Research & Development Center reflects core qualities of its user organization such as high-end quality, innovation, vitality, transparency and recognizability. It has an open structure with 16 m spans as well as long sight lines and consists of two construction bays with vertically articulated facades of which the positioning is shifted in relation to one another. In between the two bays, an eye-catching atrium with cascading, 'floating islands' importantly adds to the interaction between the different users. The work environment is high grade, offers optimal conveniance and a high degree of functionality and flexibility. The building is certified BREEAM-NL Excellent.