Fox Vakanties

Fox Vakanties & Gielissen working towards success together

"The source of the materials, the production process, transport, vulnerability, cleanability and the possibility for recycling: everything was taken into consideration."

Mr. Rick Verhaar
Project Manager ANWB/Fox Holidays
Fox Vakanties

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Sustainable & adventurous interior; step inside Fox Holidays office at Park 2020!

Rick Verhaar of ANWB/Fox Holidays: “We’re already quite familiar with Gielissen. They had built two pilot shops for the Dutch Motoring Association (ANWB). So we knew what they could do. The thing I admire most about them is that they don’t just do what they’re asked, but get involved throughout the process, from design to the on-site work. And they’ve got the right attitude towards work. No nine to five mentality for them. They’re only satisfied when everything is exactly right - down to the smallest detail.”

The building occupies a prominent location on Park 2020, which was also designed from a McDonough plan. The building, opposite the new TNT head-office, is a collection of highly divergent spaces. This approach reflects the wide variety of mostly exotic vacation destinations offered by FOX.

The most striking space is the closed ‘basin’, which accommodates a theater. This space, which highlights cultural diversity and exchange, is the beating heart of the building. At night, this part of the building is illuminated. Above the theater and the entrance next to it, there are two separate areas for the offices of the travel organization.

One of these office spaces is more closed, more shady, while the other is more transparent and overlooks the park. On the ground level there is an atrium which rises up between these two office areas. It has a glass roof so that it is flooded with light. A garden has been laid out on the roofs of the offices.

The office has been built entirely according to the cradle-to-cradle principles. The aim is to create a closed cycle for materials, energy, waste and water. “The source of the materials, the production process, transport, vulnerability, cleanability and the possibility for recycling: everything was taken into consideration”, says Buro Bogaarts.

“In addition, the materials used have been selected as far as possible for color and character and have been carefully assessed against both the BREEAM and cradle-to-cradle directives and principles.” In order to reduce construction time, waste and floor area, prefab building systems were used wherever possible.

Design by: Buro Bogaerts

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