westraven from above

Within the contexct of an information film on tender procedures, Idee aan Zee Mediaproducties shot aerial footage of the Westraven office complex in Utrecht. Start the movie on the left to see what that looks like!

Westraven is a complex and large-scale combination of existing buildings and new construction for various sections of the Department of Public Works and the Ministry of Welfare, Health and Cultural Affairs, situated in the Westraven area between the Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal and the junction of the A2 and A12 motorways at Utrecht. The programme covers more than 53,000 m² and consists of office space, conference facilities, a national meeting centre, a communications centre, and the FutureCenter for the Department of Public Works.
The Westraven design reperesents an optimum integration of architectural, constructive, installation technical and construction physical aspects, which has resulted in a minimum use of materials. The larger parts of the building have been equipped with flexible work places, which also adds to the functional sustainability.