A sturdy 1980s office building on Beneluxlaan houses the second core office of Rabobank Utrecht. The entrance has been given an inviting character, with customers and staff being received in a setting reminiscent of a living room.
In the work zones, empty spaces and a connecting wooden staircase provide a visual and physical connection between the different departments. On the fifth floor, there is an attractive work café with a view of the city of Utrecht. Here, there are various spaces for employees to eat and to work, and there are also large presentation rooms.
Open, transparent, inviting, and contemporary are the key terms for the mood and look. The use of light colours for floor and ceiling and warm wood types for the staircases and meeting places has created a balanced palette which strengthens the identity of Rabobank Utrecht.
Project: Rabobank Beneluxlaan, advice centre
Client: Rabobank Utrecht e.o.
Architect: Eric Wezenberg i.c.w. OIII Architecten
Projectteam: Cathelijne Vreugdenhil, Edwin Kamphorst, Yves Sellam, Martin Vinkestijn
Photography: Alexander van Berge, Edwin Kamphorst, Collin van Kooten