Renovation of a.s.r.'s head office
The area around Utrecht Centraal station, where the former barracks are located, forms part of the ‘Station Area Master Plan’, a city-centre modernisation project. Other buildings and infrastructure are also being modernised in parallel with the redevelopment of Rijkskantoor De Knoop. This adds an extra layer of complexity to the logistical puzzle that must be solved when building in an inner-city area. The advantage is that, in the near future, the building will stand at the heart of a vibrant, city-center environment.
The needs of users were a central element when it came to considering the design of the building, the interior and the service. R Creators examined these needs thoroughly and translated them into an integrated design. Rather than being standalone elements, the building, the interior and the service each enhance one another. This integrated approach will encourage visitors to come to Rijkskantoor De Knoop. When design solutions were being developed, the emphasis was placed not on initial costs, but on the total costs over twenty years.
Walter began his career in the railway sector, where he worked on various formula developments such as the implementation of the well-known OV chip card. Since 2008, he has been working on integral projects within Ballast Nedam. A part of the building sector in which he uses his knowledge about tender and contract management daily.