The program is laid out as a band of five storey high office buildings that forms a rectangle around the site. This rectangular perimeter unifies the existing buildings and the new buildings of the institute into one single complex. The heart of the complex is a large enclosed park. In this common garden three specially shaped towers stand out like ‘follies’ in the park. These towers contain the collective functions of the institute, such as the library, the conference center and the sports center.
Program: 100.000 m2
Client: European Patent Organisation
Status: Competition design 2004