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Viñoly at Wageningen

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The repeating pattern of the Atlas Building's concrete superstructure is interrupted only once on each building facade.
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In developing the module for the superstructure, the design team at Rafael Viñoly Architects considered several diamond shapes before selecting a square.
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The external concrete structure cleanly wraps around the building corners at Atlas.
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The atrium bridges are staggered between floors.
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Atlas Building entry-level plan drawing.
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Atlas Building typical floor plan drawing.
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Atlas Building east elevation drawing.
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Each bridge in the Atlas Building atrium connects two levels.
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The Atlas Building contains laboratories for Wageningen University's Environmental Sciences Group.
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Because of its prominent position near the campus entrance, Wageningen University wanted the Atlas Building to be a landmark without a designated front or back.
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Project Credits

Architect: Rafael Viñoly Architects, P.C.
Associated Architect: Van den Oever, Zaaijer & Partners Architecten, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Structural and Civil Engineer: Pieters Bouwtechniek B.V.
MEP Engineer: Schreuder Groep
Landscape Architect: B + B Landscape Architect
Building Physics: DGMR
Construction Manager: Adviesbureau voor Bouwtechniek (ABT)
General contractor: Visser & Smit Bouw
Mechanical contractor: Wolter & Dros
Electrical contractor: ULC Groep

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