Irdeto is committed to environmental responsibility, as evidenced by its architectural and interior design and energy utilization principles in its Netherlands office.
Irdeto's Western headquarters was designed and built with the environment in mind. Located just opposite Hoofddorp train station, the building is equipped with bike racks and showers to encourage employees to use environmentally-friendly modes of transportation. Designed by MIII Architects, this sustainable 10,000 sq. m. office building meets the GreenCalc-score B.
MIII and Irdeto developed the building with a strong focus on sustainability, flexibility and future scalability.
The charcoal-colored brick pedestal elevates the building and can accommodate 200 vehicles in a two-story car park. The building is sculpted into three wings, each six stories high, with a centrally-located atrium that features a wooden curtain wall that covers the concrete construction. The wooden curtain wall is made from 100% sustainable Western Red Cedar.
The carpeting and inside wall coverings utilize post consumer-recycled content, reducing the amount of trees and other natural resources used in the manufacturing process.
Where possible, Irdeto sourced local vendors for other materials like furniture and tiles, reducing transportation costs and by-products, further lowering the company's carbon footprint.
Compact fluorescent lighting with high intensity reflectors also minimize the amount of energy used. Lighting requirements are offset by the many windows throughout the building, and the large skylights in the atrium, restaurant and mezzanine areas.
Floor-to-ceiling windows provide sweeping views of the surrounding terrain, showcasing the relationship between natural and fabricated materials. This eco-friendly building is the perfect design contrast to the digitally-oriented, high-tech company it houses.