Eurojust opens newly developed headquarters

SILO congratulates Eurojust with its new headquarters in The Hague. On Wednesday, October 4, His Majesty the King of the Netherlands officially opened the building designed by Mecanoo Architecten. SILO developed privacy-regulating glass walls placed throughout the building.

Eurojust is the organisation that deals with the fight against serious cross-border crime on behalf of the European Union. More concrete this means they focus on heavy organised crime and terrorism. Since its inception in 2002, the organisation has grown considerably, which created the need for broader housing. Due to the nature of Eurojust’s activities as a crime fighter, the construction of the building was accompanied by strict safety requirements. The new building, which is situated in the heartland of the International Zone in The Hague was achieved by a combination of Mecanoo Architecten, Royal HaskoningDHV and DS Landscape Architects. The building consists of 18,000 m2 and houses more than 500 European crime fighters.

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Privacy and Identity

In addition to a healthy and positive working environment, also privacy of utmost importance for an organisation such as Eurojust. SILO developed a double-walled glass system that, on the one hand, ensures privacy and, on the other hand, contributes to the identity of the environment. Within the European Union countries are connected by law and language. The created glass systems provide a spatial identity in which graphic content of satellite imagery from a wide range of European sites is mixed with texts from the Treaty of Lisbon (European-Law Agreement). The glass system has been applied to all office floors and provides a pleasant door control, and a clear identity.

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