Utrecht / Amsterdam June 29, 2016 – This afternoon, the construction of the World Trade Center (WTC ) Utrecht was officially launched by Victor Everhardt, City Counsel Member of Utrecht.
Upscaling the station area created space for a WTC at the Jaarbeursplein, right next to Utrecht Central Station. MVSA Architects is responsible for the design. Together with client CBRE Global Investors and builder BAM Construction and Engineering we have a team of architects and engineers working on developing the new office.
WTC Utrecht has 19 floors of fixed and flexible office workplaces and public services which makes it a central meeting place for companies, institutions, entrepreneurs and the public. In our design we wanted to create a strong connection with the Jaarbeursplein.
Roberto Meyer, architect and executive director of MVSA Architects: “You can compare the many passenger flows of the Jaarbeursplein with a pier in a river where water flows on all sides. This continuous movement will also take place at WTC. The dynamics of this movement have determined the architecture of the building.”
On the lower four floors there will be room for an entrance hall , conference center, restaurant and grand café, shops and a bicycle storage. The activities that take place at these levels will give a pleasant boost to the public space of WTC Utrecht.
Wouter Thijssen, project architect of WTC Utrecht at MVSA Architects: “With the characteristic rounded corners and glass facades, we strive to give WTC Utrecht an elegant and open look and feel that suits the public character of the location.”
Credit image: MVSA Architects