TRIODOS BANK IN DRIEBERGEN-RIJSENBURG, NETHERLANDS
The new office building of Triodos Bank on the sprawling Reehorst country estate in Driebergen-Rijsenburg, Netherlands, embodies the unification of nature, culture and business. Here, at the founding site of the sustainably acting bank, a pathbreaking project was to be created, considering all principles of circular architecture. The bank itself, the RAU Architecten team, and the interior designers of Ex Interiors worked on creating the ideal office Building for seven years – with great success. The fully sustainable building, which is also described as a wooden cathedral, elegantly fits in with the surrounding nature. Only natural, authentic materials were used for the exceptionally energy-efficient building. The main construction is built entirely of wood. The efforts were rewarded at the 2019 Architectenweb Awards, where it was honoured as Office Building of the Year.