Located on the green campus of Wageningen University and Research Centre, the present RIKILT complex consists of a highly outmoded office building from the 1950s and a laboratory building with several annexes dating from the end of the 1970s. RIKILT Institute of Food Safety is a Dutch independent scientific organisation. They carry out high-grade research into the safety, health and quality of Dutch food.. Out of respect for the senior building and to prompt an exciting dialogue between old and new, we decided to make the new construction stand out both in terms of form and personality. The uniform ‘half-moon’ shape of the new construction makes a clear gesture to the campus, giving the entire complex a contemporary look and identity, while the curved façade lends a certain largesse and view on the existing building. The resulting effect is a pleasant space between old and new.
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