This is the Booking.com Headquarters in the city-centre of Amsterdam, currently under construction at the Oosterdokseiland: one of the largest urban projects in Western Europe. The Booking.com campus, placed on the tip of Oosterdokseiland, will become a lively environment where people can meet, inspire, live, work and play. The Booking.com campus is the last sub-plan of Oosterdokseiland and is imagined as a social hub specifically designed to encourage encounters. The current goal is that the area will be in use by the end of 2020.
Through mixed-use facilities designed with a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, the campus creates a positive experience for all users: from the citizens of Amsterdam who use the public space and retail facilities, to the tenants who live in the residential building, to the young Booking.com workforce. Our all-inclusive approach to health encompassed 10 factors that address the differing needs of occupants while also achieving a BREEAM Excellent design certificate. These 10 factors include a considered approach to air circulation, water, nourishment, daylight, physical movement, thermal comfort, sound and materials, as well as a holistic approach mental wellbeing, and strategies to give back to the Amsterdam community.
“The design for this fully integrated new urban campus is envisioned as a highly multifunctional living and working environment, enriched with special amenity and public programmes. The urban gesture of the building weaves together with the existing streets, while the east side of the building will become a recognisable emblem for Oosterdok.” –Ben van Berkel