HUBER car park systems and cepezed won the bid for realization of a parking structure at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen. The project was acquired through a competition for the design, engineering, construction and the maintenance for 10 years.
Brightlands Chemelot Campus Sittard-Geleen is an ideal entrepreneurial location for research- and business in the material sector and is currently experiencing enormous growth. The new parking garage will provide 400 parking bays.
In collaboration with cepezed HUBER developed an intelligent parking concept which is evidently more efficient, clear and user-friendly than many current parking systems in the Netherlands. For example fewer ramps are used. Addressing the client’s ambitions the plan has a number of spear points; like an optimized parking layout, clarity and an architectural appearance befitting the campus’ green atmosphere. Safety is also a priority. This becomes apparent by one-way traffic without crossings and there is a good overview with clearly defined pedestrian zones.
The parking garage is constructed with an proven prefab building system that uses a galvanized steel frame with composite slabs. HUBER has a great deal of experience with this system and has optimized it over the years. In front of the stalwart frame on the west-side there is a semi-transparent facade with louvres made of sustainably modified wood. By densifying the wooden slats the name Brightlands is incorporated in the facade screen. The stairwell has a slim steel frame with perforated sheet pile cladding to enhance a stark appearance while providing transparency from within.
At the moment the building permits have been applied for and according to plan the construction will commence in September. The delivery is scheduled for the beginning of February 2017.