The Thales Group is a world class electronics company active in the fields of aerospace, defense and informative technology. Thales Netherlands develops and manufactures sophisticated radar equipment. The interior of the Thales Shared Facility Centre includes various multi-functional spaces for lunch, dinner, work and meetings with international clients.

“World class electronics company”

Several functions come together

Le Café and Lobby for the 1600 employees. On the first floor the Thales University with presentation and training areas and guest restaurant with private dining rooms and the icon, the V-room.

“Strong relationship between interior and exterior”

‘Dinner at the top’

The special open nature of the architecture on ground floor is enhanced by creating so there is a strong relationship between interior and exterior. The different areas in the restaurant are shaped by differentiation of the floor levels and ceiling materials. The increased Lounge is the heart and offers a beautiful view of the surrounding landscape of Twente and the technology of Thales . On the first floor is a more private atmosphere for the Thales University and the eyecatcher, the guest restaurant with private dining rooms. ‘Dinner at the top’ with an international allure converts the entire SFC on the international map.


Client: Thales Group Nederland
Location: Hengelo
Completion: 2014

Project team ZENBER: Eric Wezenberg, Edwin Kamphorst, Rosanne Talle, Ingrid Heijne
Building architect: LKSVDD architecten ism Reitsema & Partners architecten

Photography: ZENBER Architecten