DSM-Firmenich head office
DSM is building a new, sustainable head office in Maastricht. DSM has fully anchored sustainability in the company and, in close collaboration with real estate developers EDGE and 3W real estate , is creating a new, innovative and inspiring head office that is completely 'Paris-Proof'. With the new head office, DSM wants to contribute positively to the development of the immediate environment.
The building will have a completely contemporary appearance in which transparency, light and space are central.
The generation of solar energy is one of the most important pillars for making the building energy neutral. Solar panels are used on both the roofs and the facades of the new construction as part of the total energy concept and to balance energy yields.
Estimated annual CO2 reduction of the solar facade of DSM headquarters
Solarix solar facade
The architect's design consists of repetitive elements and beautiful robust materials, combined with a beautiful facade panel. This facade panel has become a Solarix solar panel. Together with the architects, we looked for a design and color that matched nicely with the other materials and also added something special to the facade. Through a mock-up of the facade and 2 different variants, a gray from the Dot collection in a medium enlarged print was ultimately chosen.
Solarix was involved by architects Broek and Bakema because they were charmed by the possibilities of the Solarix designs. In collaboration with BAM as builder and the architect, Solarix then went through an engineering process to arrive at the correct color, dimensions and detailing. BAM subsequently became the client and LDS Energy is responsible for the installation and assembly.
Client: Edge, 3W Real Estate.
Project realization team: BAM, Broekbakema, LDS energy, Solarix