It is the “Parking garage ‘de Cope’” at Papendorp in Utrecht. In the setting of this development, Kroon Group and JHK Architecten realized a parking garage combined with an office/business buildings in Papendorp Zuid, with a total of some 500 parking places and 3x1000m2 worth of office space. The majority of the parking spaces is planned for use by the neighboring offices. The design contains two abstract units, connected by means of a Crossway. Two spirals open up the various parking decks within the building.
The parking garage purposes individually from the 3 office storeys on the three top floors. The entrance to the offices is an entrance hall at ground level. By building the frontage around both the parking decks and the office storey’s, there is no way to visually differentiate between the different functions. The façade consists of inward curved, perforated ‘Platibond composite panels’ with a golden coating. The perforations guarantee the natural ventilation of the parking garage.