Lely Campus
The Lely Campus in Maassluis, is one of the most sustainable business complexes in Europe. The campus consists of the international headquarters of the Lely group and two production facilities where over 800 employees work on innovative and future oriented solutions for the agricultural sector. The 7.5 acre complex consists of a multifunctional office building of 10,500 m2 GFA to which a super energy efficient production hall of 22,500 m2 GFA is connected. Machiel Hopman, architect and managing director of the Rotterdam architecture firm ConsortArchitects, is the principal architect and used a comprehensive design methodology for the project. Architecture, landscape, technical installations, construction, interior and lighting were integrally conceived prior to the specification phase. This integrated design approach made it possible to achieve the high level of sustainability for this building. The landscape integration was conceived in collaboration with Robbert-Jan van der Veen of Plein 06 and Doepel Strijkers was involved for the interior design. The Lely Campus is the first mainland European project to obtain a BREEAM-NL 5 stars certificate.
Interior
The interior concept is based on three core values, namely sustainability, social cohesion and information needs. These three values are integrated in an overall spatial structure, translated into two visual languages 'High-tech ' and 'Nature'. ‘High-tech’ reflects the large scale of the building, the material innovations and the Smart Walls. Clean, tight and bright and visualised as continuous white volumes linked over several floors. ‘Nature’, that is the soft side and represents the collectivity and social context. This layer, constructed out of dark wooden beams, is designed as loose, small-scale objects where people gather such as espresso bars, seating areas and print spots.

The areas that are out of bounds for visitors such as the closed offices and research department, fall outside this black and white repertoire and are realised in shades of grey. These are uniformly divided on the basis of an 'open plan' office with loose work and or speak cells, oriented towards the views and natural light.

The black, white and grey color scheme, is consistently reflected in all layers of the interior.
Credits
photography
Teo Krijgsman
design
Duzan Doepel, Eline Strijkers met Chantal Vos, Kasper Zoet, John Rous, Alex Haider, Lieke Genten, Marco Gazzola
graphic and interaction design
Lust, Den Haag
architect
Consort Architects; Machiel Hopman
interior builder
Gielissen
interior walls
Accompli

head office Lely

2014 MAASSLUIS, THE NETHERLANDS

Nature meets high-tech in an inspiring environment where Lely works on groundbreaking innovations for the global agriculture sector.

cliënt
Lely
location
Maassluis, the Netherlands
status
Completed in 2014
program
10.00m2 office interior, entrance area, shop, hall of fame, auditorium, conference center, restaurant and espresso bars
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