Barco, a global provider of audiovisual solutions, has just opened its new headquarters in Kortrijk (Belgium) which will bring the company’s 1,250 Belgian employees into one location. At the centre of the 230,000 square metre site is ‘The Circle’, a landmark new building which provides a direct link between head office staff, R&D, production, and Barco’s international customer base.
Architect Jaspers-Eyers Architects Location Kortrijk - Belgium Company involved Alucoil Website www.alucoil.com/europe
ThyssenKrupp Headquarter Essen
ThyssenKrupp’s decision to relocate its operations from 15 different sites across the Ruhr region to a former industrial site at Essen, where the company was founded, has resulted in an award-winning collection of strikingly modern buildings amid a newly created green and peaceful urban district boasting its own micro-climate.
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Architect Atelier d'architecture Chaix et Morel (Misha Kramer) Location Essen - Germany Company involved ThyssenKrupp Steel Website http://www.thyssenkrupp-steel-europe.com
Drinking water reservoir
It’s a challenge to make a functional building look sleek or modern, but the designers of this vast drinking water reservoir in Germany, have managed to do both with great panache, thanks to the use of KS600 Optimo insulated panels from Kingspan, made using hot-dip zinc-coated steel from Metal Trade Comax.
Architect SIG Schroll Consult (Markus Jung) Location Göteborg - Sweden Company involved Metal Trade Comax (coil coater) / Kinspan (panel producer) Website www.mtcomax.cz