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Mecanoo

Mecanoo

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Christian Richters
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Business Innovation Centre FiftyTwoDegrees

At the start of the new millennium, Philips Semiconductors (now NXP) wanted to expand its current production and research site in Nijmegen by creating a new knowledge centre for the development of semiconductors.

The existing production site is sealed off and fenced in for security reasons, yet the new knowledge centre, where technology, science, culture, work, living and leisure come together, encourages encounters and collaboration among diverse parties.

The name of the complex refers to the site’s 52nd degree of latitude, which like the ambition of its initiators, spans the entire world. Not only the name, but also the building’s figure must illustrate this ambition.

 
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Status: Built
Location: Nijmegen, NL
Additional Credits: programme
Multifunctional complex of 70,000 m2 with offices, conference halls, a theatre (2400 seats), catering facilities, apartments, retail and sports facilities

client
ICE Ontwikkeling, Nijmegen; Ballast Nedam Speciale Projecten (uitvoeringsfase)

project address
Jonkerbosplein 52, Nijmegen, Netherlands

design
2004 -2005

realization
2005 -2007

awards
2009, 1st prize International Design Award
IDA Los Angeles

2007, 1st prize Dedalo Minosse for Sustainability
Dedalo Minosse

2009, Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award 2009
Chicago Athenaeum Europe

2010, Green GOOD DESIGN Award 2010
European European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies

 
Christian Richters
Christian Richters
Christian Richters
Christian Richters
Christian Richters
Christian Richters
Christian Richters
Christian Richters
Christian Richters
Christian Richters
Christian Richters
Christian Richters
Christian Richters
Christian Richters