Novo Nordisk – Alphen aan den Rijn
Long history, modern company
In November 2019, the new Dutch headoffice of Novo Nordisk was opened in Alphen aan den Rijn. Novo Nordisk is a Danish globally established pharmaceutical manufacturer with a history that starts in the early 1900s. GRIP was responsible for functional design, coordination of design and managing the realization.
Confidentiality is key
Due to the confidential nature of the core activities and the fact that many consultations takes place, the design of Novo Nordisk clearly required a “closed office concept”. The result is a non-open office space, but the desire for a layout with only closed offices and consulting areas. The closed cabinets, equipped with oak veneer, are a good example of the way both wishes have been fullfilled: the cabinets function as closed elements in the mainly transparent walls. In this way, a spatial effect is achieved, and confidential work is ensured as well. Finally, the cabinets also offer storage space and other supporting facilities, which can be flexibly arranged depending on use or function.
Clear expectations through 3D visualization.
The design is fully elaborated in 3D. For example, it is possible to move through the building before the first construction work has taken place. The interior design is determined on the basis of the images.