Creative Valley, that located in Utrecht, Netherlands, was designed by MONK architects have created a work environment that people enjoy being in as well as a building which is future-proof. The design is in fact a literal drawing of the proposed organisation chart. The architecture is inspired by the natural structure of a tree with branches and leaves. It has an enclosed midsection with heavy structural elements and materials in monolithic detail.
Like an ecosystem, a work environment has diversity, mutual dependence, individual growth and movement. This requires a building which adapts to the requirements of the ecosystem. The ability to move is essentially the sum of ‘bits, bricks and brains’. The building (bricks) must have a clean climate to prevent illness and be good for the climate as a greater whole. It must offer smart spaces attuned to the pace of work and the various work moments. This is supported by high-end technology like WIFI-network and wireless IP telephony (bits).
The basic idea is this; Creative Valley is a building for companies that want to work innovatively, mostly ‘cultural creatives’. Gathering their wishes, the architects needed to produce a sustainable multi-talented building for multiple companies, each with its own identity yet sharing a certain number of facilities and contacts; an environment in which accommodation and business are merged.