The newest Innovation Center is Matrix ONE, a hyper-modern and exceptionally sustainable innovation building, fully tailored to facilitate meetings and interaction and situated in the heart of the campus. Among other things, Matrix ONE will house SustainaLab; an inspirational meeting place developed by the University of Amsterdam for researchers, businesses and governments to work together on the future of our planet and the restoration of natural cycles. The unique combination of state-of-the-art offices and laboratories, an expansive and open social area and the presence of SustainaLab will make Matrix ONE the perfect environment for tech companies with a scientific and sustainable profile.
The world-renowned architectural firm MVRDV from Rotterdam created a new and eye-catching design with an emphasis on sustainability. The building is nearly energy-neutral, will carry the BREEAM “Excellent” certification and will be demountable, so the materials can be reused in the future. The building was designed specifically to maximize interaction and knowledge exchange. Matrix ONE has been completed mid-2022.
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Matrix ONE is a cutting-edge building with more than 3000 m² of laboratories and 7000 m² of high tech office space. The building offers plenty of communal spaces, such as a charming rooftop bar, a pleasant co-working area, a spacious restaurant and an in- and outdoor terrace. The contemporary auditorium and the meeting rooms can be used for gatherings and events. The building is also home to the Sustainable Club House.
Matrix ONE is a remarkably sustainable building with an extremely low C02 output. The building uses natural ventilation and smart building technology. Additionally, the building is fitted with HR++ glas in the façade, geothermal energy for temperature control, 1000 m² of solar panels and indoor bicycle parking with 300 spots. All of the materials used are demountable and can be reused in future projects. The building has been granted the BREEAM Excellent certificate.