On Tuesday June 21st Eva Klein Schiphorst, together with Ruud Peters, Hans Gennissen and Victor Everhardt, performed the start ceremony for the construction of De Knoop State Office Building in Utrecht. On the building site they assisted in making the first drilling well.
Herewith they symbolically started the construction works. Representatives of the future users, the Central Government Real Estate Agency (RVB), R Creators (a cooperation between Strukton, Facilicom and Ballast Nedam) and the city Utrecht were present. The introduction was done by Debbie van Noort - DBFMO-manager consortium R Creators.
Speeches were also given by Victor Everhardt, alderman station area Utrecht, Ruud Peters, mandated client on behalf of Directorate General Government organization, Eva Klein Schiphorst, director Transactions and Projects of the RVB, Hans Gennissen, president director Facilicom Services Group. The festive gathering was musically supported by the R Creators band.
In the coming years the former Knoopkazerne in Utrecht is undergoing a redevelopment into a sustainable State Office Building that will house several governmental departments. The architectural design is delivered by cepezed. The building activities entail a combination of demolition, renovation and expansion. The basic idea is to demolish as little and to reuse as much material as possible.