In 2002 Meyer and Van Schooten Architects won a select design competition for the commission to design new offices for Atos Origin. The project was to design four offices and work buildings, which needed to accommodate approximately 23,000 m2 of gross floor space. The project located in the southern part of the campus is to be implemented in stages. The first stage consisted of two buildings with a total area of 12,500 m2.
For the High Tech Campus, Philips developed a highly landscaped master plan, which stipulated that all of the buildings located in the southern part of the site were to be rectangular in volume and no greater than 6 storeys in height. Most importantly, the buildings had to have a strong relationship with the surrounding landscape and context.
The architecture of the Atos Origin buildings is sober and neutral. The elevation is layered, and is composed of partly transparent (glass) and partly translucent (plastic coffers) panels.