Plus Ultra

Wageningen

Invitation to innovate

 

The design for the new incubator and multi-tenanted business premises on the university campus in Wageningen offers knowledge-intensive technological start-ups in the agricultural and food industry a place for research and open innovation.

 

Plus Ultra’ means ‘ever further’ and symbolises the drive to continue innovating. Kadans Science Partner  is developing Plus Ultra in collaboration with the Wageningen University & Research Centre on the southern perimeter of the university campus. The building has a floor area of over 7,000 m² for offices, laboratories, (partly) multipurpose technology halls and various meeting areas.

 

The spatial design is geared towards synergy, meeting, collaboration and open innovation. Each occupant of Plus Ultra is invited to share knowledge and collaborate on new developments. Openness, transparency and visibility play a crucial role. The central atrium forms the beating heart that facilitates this. Linked to this atrium and spread across five storeys are various meeting areas, conference rooms, pantries, flexiwork places and a number of business desks to assist start-ups.

 

 

Location

Wageningen, Netherlands

 

Program

Incubator, multi tenant building and pilotplants

 

Size

7,735   m² GFA

 

Design

2015 – 2017

 

Status

Realised

 

Client

Kadans Science Partner

 

User

Multiple users

 

Sustainability

BREEAM-NL Excellent

 

Team

Roy Pype, Ole Stellmann, Martijn Akkerman, Taecke Halma, Tim Loeters, Bert Muijres,  Rogier Penning, Martijn van Bentum

 

Consultants

Van Looy Group, Archimedes Bouwadvies, Buro Poelmans Reesink, C2N, Fokkema & Partners (CSK Food Enrichment interior)

 

Award

ARC16 award

 

Photography

Kim zwarts, Stijn Poelstra