Booking.com City Campus Building: A Game-Changer for Amsterdam

Amsterdam, known for its picturesque canals and historic architecture, has a new addition to its skyline that’s turning heads and making waves in the corporate world.

UNStudio, in collaboration with BPD and the Booking.com team, has successfully completed the Booking.com City Campus, a ground-breaking development in the heart of the city.

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Previously, Booking.com’s 6,500 employees were spread across various locations in Amsterdam, but this ambitious project has brought them all together under one roof for the first time in over a decade. The grand opening of the Booking.com City Campus marks a momentous occasion for the Dutch travel platform.

The main campus building, designed by UNStudio, stands as an architectural marvel that combines form and function seamlessly. This state-of-the-art structure not only serves as a workspace but also promotes sustainability and well-being. UNStudio has been lauded for its commitment to creating a contemporary work environment that prioritizes employee comfort and health.

One of the key collaborators in this project was HofmanDujardin, the lead interior architect, responsible for coordinating the interior fit-out masterplan. Their work involved bringing together the creative visions of multiple international design firms to ensure that the interior spaces of the Booking.com City Campus are as inspiring and efficient as the exterior.

The Booking.com City Campus is more than just an office building; it’s a sustainable urban development that sets a new standard for corporate campuses. Sustainability features prominently in its design, from energy-efficient lighting and HVAC systems to green spaces that promote a healthy work-life balance for employees.

In a world where remote work is increasingly common, Booking.com’s commitment to bringing its workforce together in a cutting-edge, collaborative space is a testament to the importance of physical workplaces. The Booking.com City Campus is a prime example of how a well-designed, innovative office can foster creativity, collaboration, and productivity.

The Booking.com City Campus has 28 ‘micro-holiday destination’ breakout spaces, each themed on a place. ‘People can stroll through New York City and Rio de Janeiro, chill out in the Greek Islands, and visit the Amazon. Together with the larger connector spaces, they offer breaks from computer screens, allowing workers to collaborate, reset their minds, and helping them to increase creativity and productivity. Employee photographs and souvenirs from around the world provide more reminders of travel and get people more involved with the building,’ notes the practice.

Images by Hufton+Crow via Designboom






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