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Brecheisen Makelaars Utrecht

wonderwoods@brecheisen.nl

+31 (0)30 200 3600

Stephan Wateler

wonderwoods@brecheisen.nl

+31 (0)6 5420 4645

Manon Hartel

wonderwoods@brecheisen.nl

+31 (0)6 8369 9657

Eefje Voogd Makelaardij

wonderwoods@eefjevoogd.nl

+31 (0)20 3050560

Sanne Raatjes
wonderwoods@eefjevoogd.nl
+31 (0)6 1515 5756

Laurens Roosendaal

wonderwoods@eefjevoogd.nl

+31 (0)6 4242 0470

The rental of the rental apartments is expected to start in mid-2022.  Register at: 

 

www.hureninwonderwoods.nl

CBRE 

Jardo Verheugd

Jardo.Verheugd@cbre.com

+31 30 635 22 11  

Timo van der Heijden

Timo.vanderHeijden@cbre.com

+31 30 635 22 11  

JLL

Wouter Renardel

Wouter.Renardel@eu.jll.com

+31 20 5 405 405 

Bas van Baalen

Bas.VanBaalen@eu.jll.com

+31 20 5 405 405 

 

BNP Paribas Real Estate

Jelle de Boer 

jelle.de-boer@realestate.bnpparibas

+31 20 305 97 20

 

Sophie Post 

Sophie.post@realestate.bnpparibas

+31 20 305 97 20  

Brecheisen Bedrijfsmakelaars

Marco van Diggelen

+31 (0) 6 51 93 79 83

www.brecheisenbedrijfsmakelaars.nl

Lise-Marie de Ruiter
l.deruiter@gensvastgoed.nl

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Wonderwoods best Mixed-Use project in the Netherlands! - DO NOT REMOVE
Wonderwoods best Mixed-Use project in the Netherlands!

On the 2nd of December 2021 Wonderwoods has been crownd as the best Mixed-Use project in the Netherlands by the European Property Awards. The European Property Awards hosted a virtual ceremony to announce all winners in the different categories. Five other Dutch projects competed to become the winner in the Mixed-Use category for the Netherlands. The European Property Awards are judged by an independent jury of more than 80 experts from the sector. The judging focuses on design, quality, service, innovation, originality and commitment to sustainability. ‘The European Property Award is a globally renowned award. It's always great to receive recognition for a project that you and the team and all those externally involved work on with so much love and passion. For us, Wonderwoods is much more than just a building. We are bringing a piece of biodiversity back to the city and reconnecting people with nature. It is our ambition to serve as an example to other cities. – Ivo Taal, Senior Developer bij G&S Vastgoed

The Launch of RE\DEFINE Real Estate - DO NOT REMOVE
The Launch of RE\DEFINE Real Estate

After COVID-19, the world will never be the same again. From now on, health comes first. But how do you create offices that are healthy,productive and safe work enviornments.BNP Paribas Real Estate Advisor Estate, design agency MMEK and real estate developer G&S Vastgoed are combining their knowledge in the RE\DEFINE Real Estate platform. RE\DEFINE Real Estate is a closed user platform that continues to develop, from which everyone can draw and contribute. The founding fathers have their say. The establishment of RE\DEFINE Real Estate started with COVID-19, but the virus was only the cause'. That's what Alexander Ververgaert, COO of BNP Paribas Real Estate in the Netherlands, says. Together with Martijn Meeske, founder of design agency MMEK, he stood at the foundation of this knowledge platform. Ververgaert: Wellbeing has been part of our office use for some time now, but COVID-19 is forcing us to redefine the concepts of 'healthy' and 'safe' office maintenance. In the meantime we have seen that social distancing also has an impact on our productivity. Meeske: 'Social distancing is a good first step towards a healthy and safe environment, but building technology must also be included in this. In addition, well-being in the office is also determined by the extent to which the user experience is influenced. In order to gain as much insight as possible into this, MMEK has conducted scientific research and also consulted with universities. Meeske: 'We're not only talking about virus experts and medical disciplines, but also about psychology, for example. We want to see questions like 'what does green do with people? It turns out that many people are already working on this health theme, but there is a lack of combination of knowledge. With RE\DEFINE Real Estate we do this and follow a more holistic approach. The world after COVID-19For BNP Paribas Real Estate, MMEK and G&S Vastgoed it is clear that there will be a world before and a world after COVID-19. Jason Blackmore, Managing Director of G&S Vastgoed: ‘Employees are facing the facts, and will demand a safe working environment from their empoyer, this will continue after COVID-19. But in many office buildings this is not the case yet. In addition, the existing office environments do not provide the opportunity to work together in a productive way. This is a lesson COVID-19 has thaught us, now we have to to something with it. Therefore G&S Vastgoed is launching customer of RE\DEFINE Real Estate Where advice of the knowledge platform is applied in the offices of Wonderwoods,, the multifunctional, green towers that are being developed at Utrecht Central Station. When RE\DEFINE Real Estate Crossed our path, the Wonderwoods drawings were actually finished. However we went back to the drawing board to modify them,' says developer Mischa Moritz of G&S Vastgoed. For instance, we have changed elevators, routing and interfaces. FlexibilityDon't these kinds of adjustments make buildings priceless? Blackmore: 'I think that from now on office users will always opt for the healthiest building. Companies that compete to attract employees will have to anticipate this. That will indeed require extra investment. However, these extra investments also mean that more people can work on fewer square meters, which means that less space is needed'. Sicco Posthumus, CEO BNP Paribas Netherlands, adds: 'A building can easily stand for 50 years. But the installations in it age within 15 years, making the building less usable and decreasing in value. If we can make the installation spaces more flexible, making the building usable for much longer, then the initial investments can be easily recouped'. Posthumus continues: ' Most importantly, an employee who feels comfortable is much more productive. And that's the most important driver of a company's profits'. Influencing behaviorThis brings the story back to the keyword of RE\DEFINE Real Estate, the user. Erik van Kuijk, co-founder of MMEK, goes deeper into this: 'Every user is different and will fill spaces differently because he uses them differently, partly depending on the (company) culture. This means that the design must be adaptable per user, flexible. RE\DEFINE Real Estate is therefore not a fixed list that is ticked off'. Van Kuijk emphasizes: 'If there's one thing we've learned in this COVID-19 crisis, it's that behaviour that stems from our culture is extremely difficult to change. A meter and a half distance just doesn't suit us. But we know that if you bury it in a spatial design, the problem of 'misuse' of a space can be reduced.   

a.s.r. - DO NOT REMOVE
a.s.r.

a.s.r. real estate has been investing in real estate for more than 125 years, and manages investments for institutional investors. On behalf of the ASR Dutch Core Residential Fund, a.s.r. real estate has purchased 252 homes, a gym and a restaurant in Wonderwoods. The ASR Dutch Mobility Office Fund acquired the14,000 sqm of office space, Nowhere, the facilities on the ground floor, and the underground parking garage.

Gemeente Utrecht I CU2030 - DO NOT REMOVE
Gemeente Utrecht I CU2030

In October 2016, the municipality of Utrecht announced its ambitions for the 'Healthy Urban Quarter'. A tender in which green, sustainable, liveable and health were the core themes. Wonderwoods showed the municipality of Utrecht that it had understood the ambitions in the field of healthy urban living for everyone. The municipality of Utrecht and CU2030 join forces with Wonderwoods and other partners for a sustainable and green future of the Beurskwartier in the centre of Utrecht. 

Stefano Boeri Architetti - DO NOT REMOVE
Stefano Boeri Architetti

Italian architect Stefano Boeri (1956) is renowned worldwide for his ‘Bosco Verticale’ (Vertical Forest) trend. Today, his Milan-based studio Stefano Boeri Architetti – with offices in Shanghai and Tirana – dedicates itself to the research and practice of architecture and urbanism with focus on regenarative development and urban forestry.

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Wonderwoods best Mixed-Use project in the Netherlands!
Wonderwoods best Mixed-Use project in the Netherlands!

On the 2nd of December 2021 Wonderwoods has been crownd as the best Mixed-Use project in the Netherlands by the European Property Awards. The European Property Awards hosted a virtual ceremony to announce all winners in the different categories. Five other Dutch projects competed to become the winner in the Mixed-Use category for the Netherlands. The European Property Awards are judged by an independent jury of more than 80 experts from the sector. The judging focuses on design, quality, service, innovation, originality and commitment to sustainability. ‘The European Property Award is a globally renowned award. It's always great to receive recognition for a project that you and the team and all those externally involved work on with so much love and passion. For us, Wonderwoods is much more than just a building. We are bringing a piece of biodiversity back to the city and reconnecting people with nature. It is our ambition to serve as an example to other cities. – Ivo Taal, Senior Developer bij G&S Vastgoed

The Launch of RE\DEFINE Real Estate
The Launch of RE\DEFINE Real Estate

After COVID-19, the world will never be the same again. From now on, health comes first. But how do you create offices that are healthy,productive and safe work enviornments.BNP Paribas Real Estate Advisor Estate, design agency MMEK and real estate developer G&S Vastgoed are combining their knowledge in the RE\DEFINE Real Estate platform. RE\DEFINE Real Estate is a closed user platform that continues to develop, from which everyone can draw and contribute. The founding fathers have their say. The establishment of RE\DEFINE Real Estate started with COVID-19, but the virus was only the cause'. That's what Alexander Ververgaert, COO of BNP Paribas Real Estate in the Netherlands, says. Together with Martijn Meeske, founder of design agency MMEK, he stood at the foundation of this knowledge platform. Ververgaert: Wellbeing has been part of our office use for some time now, but COVID-19 is forcing us to redefine the concepts of 'healthy' and 'safe' office maintenance. In the meantime we have seen that social distancing also has an impact on our productivity. Meeske: 'Social distancing is a good first step towards a healthy and safe environment, but building technology must also be included in this. In addition, well-being in the office is also determined by the extent to which the user experience is influenced. In order to gain as much insight as possible into this, MMEK has conducted scientific research and also consulted with universities. Meeske: 'We're not only talking about virus experts and medical disciplines, but also about psychology, for example. We want to see questions like 'what does green do with people? It turns out that many people are already working on this health theme, but there is a lack of combination of knowledge. With RE\DEFINE Real Estate we do this and follow a more holistic approach. The world after COVID-19For BNP Paribas Real Estate, MMEK and G&S Vastgoed it is clear that there will be a world before and a world after COVID-19. Jason Blackmore, Managing Director of G&S Vastgoed: ‘Employees are facing the facts, and will demand a safe working environment from their empoyer, this will continue after COVID-19. But in many office buildings this is not the case yet. In addition, the existing office environments do not provide the opportunity to work together in a productive way. This is a lesson COVID-19 has thaught us, now we have to to something with it. Therefore G&S Vastgoed is launching customer of RE\DEFINE Real Estate Where advice of the knowledge platform is applied in the offices of Wonderwoods,, the multifunctional, green towers that are being developed at Utrecht Central Station. When RE\DEFINE Real Estate Crossed our path, the Wonderwoods drawings were actually finished. However we went back to the drawing board to modify them,' says developer Mischa Moritz of G&S Vastgoed. For instance, we have changed elevators, routing and interfaces. FlexibilityDon't these kinds of adjustments make buildings priceless? Blackmore: 'I think that from now on office users will always opt for the healthiest building. Companies that compete to attract employees will have to anticipate this. That will indeed require extra investment. However, these extra investments also mean that more people can work on fewer square meters, which means that less space is needed'. Sicco Posthumus, CEO BNP Paribas Netherlands, adds: 'A building can easily stand for 50 years. But the installations in it age within 15 years, making the building less usable and decreasing in value. If we can make the installation spaces more flexible, making the building usable for much longer, then the initial investments can be easily recouped'. Posthumus continues: ' Most importantly, an employee who feels comfortable is much more productive. And that's the most important driver of a company's profits'. Influencing behaviorThis brings the story back to the keyword of RE\DEFINE Real Estate, the user. Erik van Kuijk, co-founder of MMEK, goes deeper into this: 'Every user is different and will fill spaces differently because he uses them differently, partly depending on the (company) culture. This means that the design must be adaptable per user, flexible. RE\DEFINE Real Estate is therefore not a fixed list that is ticked off'. Van Kuijk emphasizes: 'If there's one thing we've learned in this COVID-19 crisis, it's that behaviour that stems from our culture is extremely difficult to change. A meter and a half distance just doesn't suit us. But we know that if you bury it in a spatial design, the problem of 'misuse' of a space can be reduced.   

a.s.r.
a.s.r.

a.s.r. real estate has been investing in real estate for more than 125 years, and manages investments for institutional investors. On behalf of the ASR Dutch Core Residential Fund, a.s.r. real estate has purchased 252 homes, a gym and a restaurant in Wonderwoods. The ASR Dutch Mobility Office Fund acquired the14,000 sqm of office space, Nowhere, the facilities on the ground floor, and the underground parking garage.

Gemeente Utrecht I CU2030
Gemeente Utrecht I CU2030

In October 2016, the municipality of Utrecht announced its ambitions for the 'Healthy Urban Quarter'. A tender in which green, sustainable, liveable and health were the core themes. Wonderwoods showed the municipality of Utrecht that it had understood the ambitions in the field of healthy urban living for everyone. The municipality of Utrecht and CU2030 join forces with Wonderwoods and other partners for a sustainable and green future of the Beurskwartier in the centre of Utrecht. 

Stefano Boeri Architetti
Stefano Boeri Architetti

Italian architect Stefano Boeri (1956) is renowned worldwide for his ‘Bosco Verticale’ (Vertical Forest) trend. Today, his Milan-based studio Stefano Boeri Architetti – with offices in Shanghai and Tirana – dedicates itself to the research and practice of architecture and urbanism with focus on regenarative development and urban forestry.

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Wonderwoods best Mixed-Use project in the Netherlands!
Wonderwoods best Mixed-Use project in the Netherlands!

On the 2nd of December 2021 Wonderwoods has been crownd as the best Mixed-Use project in the Netherlands by the European Property Awards. The European Property Awards hosted a virtual ceremony to announce all winners in the different categories. Five other Dutch projects competed to become the winner in the Mixed-Use category for the Netherlands. The European Property Awards are judged by an independent jury of more than 80 experts from the sector. The judging focuses on design, quality, service, innovation, originality and commitment to sustainability. ‘The European Property Award is a globally renowned award. It's always great to receive recognition for a project that you and the team and all those externally involved work on with so much love and passion. For us, Wonderwoods is much more than just a building. We are bringing a piece of biodiversity back to the city and reconnecting people with nature. It is our ambition to serve as an example to other cities. – Ivo Taal, Senior Developer bij G&S Vastgoed

On the 2nd of December 2021 Wonderwoods has been crownd as the best Mixed-Use project in the Netherlands by the European Property Awards. The European Property Awards hosted a virtual ceremony to announce all winners in the different categories. Five other Dutch projects competed to become the winner in the Mixed-Use category for the Netherlands. The European Property Awards are judged by an independent jury of more than 80 experts from the sector. The judging focuses on design, quality, service, innovation, originality and commitment to sustainability. ‘The European Property Award is a globally renowned award. It's always great to receive recognition for a project that you and the team and all those externally involved work on with so much love and passion. For us, Wonderwoods is much more than just a building. We are bringing a piece of biodiversity back to the city and reconnecting people with nature. It is our ambition to serve as an example to other cities. – Ivo Taal, Senior Developer bij G&S Vastgoed

On the 2nd of December 2021 Wonderwoods has been crownd as the best Mixed-Use project in the Netherlands by the European Property Awards. The European Property Awards hosted a virtual ceremony to announce all winners in the different categories. Five other Dutch projects competed to become the winner in the Mixed-Use category for the Netherlands. The European Property Awards are judged by an independent jury of more than 80 experts from the sector. The judging focuses on design, quality, service, innovation, originality and commitment to sustainability. ‘The European Property Award is a globally renowned award. It's always great to receive recognition for a project that you and the team and all those externally involved work on with so much love and passion. For us, Wonderwoods is much more than just a building. We are bringing a piece of biodiversity back to the city and reconnecting people with nature. It is our ambition to serve as an example to other cities. – Ivo Taal, Senior Developer bij G&S Vastgoed

The Launch of RE\DEFINE Real Estate
The Launch of RE\DEFINE Real Estate

After COVID-19, the world will never be the same again. From now on, health comes first. But how do you create offices that are healthy,productive and safe work enviornments.BNP Paribas Real Estate Advisor Estate, design agency MMEK and real estate developer G&S Vastgoed are combining their knowledge in the RE\DEFINE Real Estate platform. RE\DEFINE Real Estate is a closed user platform that continues to develop, from which everyone can draw and contribute. The founding fathers have their say. The establishment of RE\DEFINE Real Estate started with COVID-19, but the virus was only the cause'. That's what Alexander Ververgaert, COO of BNP Paribas Real Estate in the Netherlands, says. Together with Martijn Meeske, founder of design agency MMEK, he stood at the foundation of this knowledge platform. Ververgaert: Wellbeing has been part of our office use for some time now, but COVID-19 is forcing us to redefine the concepts of 'healthy' and 'safe' office maintenance. In the meantime we have seen that social distancing also has an impact on our productivity. Meeske: 'Social distancing is a good first step towards a healthy and safe environment, but building technology must also be included in this. In addition, well-being in the office is also determined by the extent to which the user experience is influenced. In order to gain as much insight as possible into this, MMEK has conducted scientific research and also consulted with universities. Meeske: 'We're not only talking about virus experts and medical disciplines, but also about psychology, for example. We want to see questions like 'what does green do with people? It turns out that many people are already working on this health theme, but there is a lack of combination of knowledge. With RE\DEFINE Real Estate we do this and follow a more holistic approach. The world after COVID-19For BNP Paribas Real Estate, MMEK and G&S Vastgoed it is clear that there will be a world before and a world after COVID-19. Jason Blackmore, Managing Director of G&S Vastgoed: ‘Employees are facing the facts, and will demand a safe working environment from their empoyer, this will continue after COVID-19. But in many office buildings this is not the case yet. In addition, the existing office environments do not provide the opportunity to work together in a productive way. This is a lesson COVID-19 has thaught us, now we have to to something with it. Therefore G&S Vastgoed is launching customer of RE\DEFINE Real Estate Where advice of the knowledge platform is applied in the offices of Wonderwoods,, the multifunctional, green towers that are being developed at Utrecht Central Station. When RE\DEFINE Real Estate Crossed our path, the Wonderwoods drawings were actually finished. However we went back to the drawing board to modify them,' says developer Mischa Moritz of G&S Vastgoed. For instance, we have changed elevators, routing and interfaces. FlexibilityDon't these kinds of adjustments make buildings priceless? Blackmore: 'I think that from now on office users will always opt for the healthiest building. Companies that compete to attract employees will have to anticipate this. That will indeed require extra investment. However, these extra investments also mean that more people can work on fewer square meters, which means that less space is needed'. Sicco Posthumus, CEO BNP Paribas Netherlands, adds: 'A building can easily stand for 50 years. But the installations in it age within 15 years, making the building less usable and decreasing in value. If we can make the installation spaces more flexible, making the building usable for much longer, then the initial investments can be easily recouped'. Posthumus continues: ' Most importantly, an employee who feels comfortable is much more productive. And that's the most important driver of a company's profits'. Influencing behaviorThis brings the story back to the keyword of RE\DEFINE Real Estate, the user. Erik van Kuijk, co-founder of MMEK, goes deeper into this: 'Every user is different and will fill spaces differently because he uses them differently, partly depending on the (company) culture. This means that the design must be adaptable per user, flexible. RE\DEFINE Real Estate is therefore not a fixed list that is ticked off'. Van Kuijk emphasizes: 'If there's one thing we've learned in this COVID-19 crisis, it's that behaviour that stems from our culture is extremely difficult to change. A meter and a half distance just doesn't suit us. But we know that if you bury it in a spatial design, the problem of 'misuse' of a space can be reduced.   

After COVID-19, the world will never be the same again. From now on, health comes first. But how do you create offices that are healthy,productive and safe work enviornments.BNP Paribas Real Estate Advisor Estate, design agency MMEK and real estate developer G&S Vastgoed are combining their knowledge in the RE\DEFINE Real Estate platform. RE\DEFINE Real Estate is a closed user platform that continues to develop, from which everyone can draw and contribute. The founding fathers have their say. The establishment of RE\DEFINE Real Estate started with COVID-19, but the virus was only the cause'. That's what Alexander Ververgaert, COO of BNP Paribas Real Estate in the Netherlands, says. Together with Martijn Meeske, founder of design agency MMEK, he stood at the foundation of this knowledge platform. Ververgaert: Wellbeing has been part of our office use for some time now, but COVID-19 is forcing us to redefine the concepts of 'healthy' and 'safe' office maintenance. In the meantime we have seen that social distancing also has an impact on our productivity. Meeske: 'Social distancing is a good first step towards a healthy and safe environment, but building technology must also be included in this. In addition, well-being in the office is also determined by the extent to which the user experience is influenced. In order to gain as much insight as possible into this, MMEK has conducted scientific research and also consulted with universities. Meeske: 'We're not only talking about virus experts and medical disciplines, but also about psychology, for example. We want to see questions like 'what does green do with people? It turns out that many people are already working on this health theme, but there is a lack of combination of knowledge. With RE\DEFINE Real Estate we do this and follow a more holistic approach. The world after COVID-19For BNP Paribas Real Estate, MMEK and G&S Vastgoed it is clear that there will be a world before and a world after COVID-19. Jason Blackmore, Managing Director of G&S Vastgoed: ‘Employees are facing the facts, and will demand a safe working environment from their empoyer, this will continue after COVID-19. But in many office buildings this is not the case yet. In addition, the existing office environments do not provide the opportunity to work together in a productive way. This is a lesson COVID-19 has thaught us, now we have to to something with it. Therefore G&S Vastgoed is launching customer of RE\DEFINE Real Estate Where advice of the knowledge platform is applied in the offices of Wonderwoods,, the multifunctional, green towers that are being developed at Utrecht Central Station. When RE\DEFINE Real Estate Crossed our path, the Wonderwoods drawings were actually finished. However we went back to the drawing board to modify them,' says developer Mischa Moritz of G&S Vastgoed. For instance, we have changed elevators, routing and interfaces. FlexibilityDon't these kinds of adjustments make buildings priceless? Blackmore: 'I think that from now on office users will always opt for the healthiest building. Companies that compete to attract employees will have to anticipate this. That will indeed require extra investment. However, these extra investments also mean that more people can work on fewer square meters, which means that less space is needed'. Sicco Posthumus, CEO BNP Paribas Netherlands, adds: 'A building can easily stand for 50 years. But the installations in it age within 15 years, making the building less usable and decreasing in value. If we can make the installation spaces more flexible, making the building usable for much longer, then the initial investments can be easily recouped'. Posthumus continues: ' Most importantly, an employee who feels comfortable is much more productive. And that's the most important driver of a company's profits'. Influencing behaviorThis brings the story back to the keyword of RE\DEFINE Real Estate, the user. Erik van Kuijk, co-founder of MMEK, goes deeper into this: 'Every user is different and will fill spaces differently because he uses them differently, partly depending on the (company) culture. This means that the design must be adaptable per user, flexible. RE\DEFINE Real Estate is therefore not a fixed list that is ticked off'. Van Kuijk emphasizes: 'If there's one thing we've learned in this COVID-19 crisis, it's that behaviour that stems from our culture is extremely difficult to change. A meter and a half distance just doesn't suit us. But we know that if you bury it in a spatial design, the problem of 'misuse' of a space can be reduced.   

After COVID-19, the world will never be the same again. From now on, health comes first. But how do you create offices that are healthy,productive and safe work enviornments.BNP Paribas Real Estate Advisor Estate, design agency MMEK and real estate developer G&S Vastgoed are combining their knowledge in the RE\DEFINE Real Estate platform. RE\DEFINE Real Estate is a closed user platform that continues to develop, from which everyone can draw and contribute. The founding fathers have their say. The establishment of RE\DEFINE Real Estate started with COVID-19, but the virus was only the cause'. That's what Alexander Ververgaert, COO of BNP Paribas Real Estate in the Netherlands, says. Together with Martijn Meeske, founder of design agency MMEK, he stood at the foundation of this knowledge platform. Ververgaert: Wellbeing has been part of our office use for some time now, but COVID-19 is forcing us to redefine the concepts of 'healthy' and 'safe' office maintenance. In the meantime we have seen that social distancing also has an impact on our productivity. Meeske: 'Social distancing is a good first step towards a healthy and safe environment, but building technology must also be included in this. In addition, well-being in the office is also determined by the extent to which the user experience is influenced. In order to gain as much insight as possible into this, MMEK has conducted scientific research and also consulted with universities. Meeske: 'We're not only talking about virus experts and medical disciplines, but also about psychology, for example. We want to see questions like 'what does green do with people? It turns out that many people are already working on this health theme, but there is a lack of combination of knowledge. With RE\DEFINE Real Estate we do this and follow a more holistic approach. The world after COVID-19For BNP Paribas Real Estate, MMEK and G&S Vastgoed it is clear that there will be a world before and a world after COVID-19. Jason Blackmore, Managing Director of G&S Vastgoed: ‘Employees are facing the facts, and will demand a safe working environment from their empoyer, this will continue after COVID-19. But in many office buildings this is not the case yet. In addition, the existing office environments do not provide the opportunity to work together in a productive way. This is a lesson COVID-19 has thaught us, now we have to to something with it. Therefore G&S Vastgoed is launching customer of RE\DEFINE Real Estate Where advice of the knowledge platform is applied in the offices of Wonderwoods,, the multifunctional, green towers that are being developed at Utrecht Central Station. When RE\DEFINE Real Estate Crossed our path, the Wonderwoods drawings were actually finished. However we went back to the drawing board to modify them,' says developer Mischa Moritz of G&S Vastgoed. For instance, we have changed elevators, routing and interfaces. FlexibilityDon't these kinds of adjustments make buildings priceless? Blackmore: 'I think that from now on office users will always opt for the healthiest building. Companies that compete to attract employees will have to anticipate this. That will indeed require extra investment. However, these extra investments also mean that more people can work on fewer square meters, which means that less space is needed'. Sicco Posthumus, CEO BNP Paribas Netherlands, adds: 'A building can easily stand for 50 years. But the installations in it age within 15 years, making the building less usable and decreasing in value. If we can make the installation spaces more flexible, making the building usable for much longer, then the initial investments can be easily recouped'. Posthumus continues: ' Most importantly, an employee who feels comfortable is much more productive. And that's the most important driver of a company's profits'. Influencing behaviorThis brings the story back to the keyword of RE\DEFINE Real Estate, the user. Erik van Kuijk, co-founder of MMEK, goes deeper into this: 'Every user is different and will fill spaces differently because he uses them differently, partly depending on the (company) culture. This means that the design must be adaptable per user, flexible. RE\DEFINE Real Estate is therefore not a fixed list that is ticked off'. Van Kuijk emphasizes: 'If there's one thing we've learned in this COVID-19 crisis, it's that behaviour that stems from our culture is extremely difficult to change. A meter and a half distance just doesn't suit us. But we know that if you bury it in a spatial design, the problem of 'misuse' of a space can be reduced.   

a.s.r.
a.s.r.

a.s.r. real estate has been investing in real estate for more than 125 years, and manages investments for institutional investors. On behalf of the ASR Dutch Core Residential Fund, a.s.r. real estate has purchased 252 homes, a gym and a restaurant in Wonderwoods. The ASR Dutch Mobility Office Fund acquired the14,000 sqm of office space, Nowhere, the facilities on the ground floor, and the underground parking garage.

a.s.r. real estate has been investing in real estate for more than 125 years, and manages investments for institutional investors. On behalf of the ASR Dutch Core Residential Fund, a.s.r. real estate has purchased 252 homes, a gym and a restaurant in Wonderwoods. The ASR Dutch Mobility Office Fund acquired the14,000 sqm of office space, Nowhere, the facilities on the ground floor, and the underground parking garage.

a.s.r. real estate has been investing in real estate for more than 125 years, and manages investments for institutional investors. On behalf of the ASR Dutch Core Residential Fund, a.s.r. real estate has purchased 252 homes, a gym and a restaurant in Wonderwoods. The ASR Dutch Mobility Office Fund acquired the14,000 sqm of office space, Nowhere, the facilities on the ground floor, and the underground parking garage.

Gemeente Utrecht I CU2030
Gemeente Utrecht I CU2030

In October 2016, the municipality of Utrecht announced its ambitions for the 'Healthy Urban Quarter'. A tender in which green, sustainable, liveable and health were the core themes. Wonderwoods showed the municipality of Utrecht that it had understood the ambitions in the field of healthy urban living for everyone. The municipality of Utrecht and CU2030 join forces with Wonderwoods and other partners for a sustainable and green future of the Beurskwartier in the centre of Utrecht. 

In October 2016, the municipality of Utrecht announced its ambitions for the 'Healthy Urban Quarter'. A tender in which green, sustainable, liveable and health were the core themes. Wonderwoods showed the municipality of Utrecht that it had understood the ambitions in the field of healthy urban living for everyone. The municipality of Utrecht and CU2030 join forces with Wonderwoods and other partners for a sustainable and green future of the Beurskwartier in the centre of Utrecht. 

In October 2016, the municipality of Utrecht announced its ambitions for the 'Healthy Urban Quarter'. A tender in which green, sustainable, liveable and health were the core themes. Wonderwoods showed the municipality of Utrecht that it had understood the ambitions in the field of healthy urban living for everyone. The municipality of Utrecht and CU2030 join forces with Wonderwoods and other partners for a sustainable and green future of the Beurskwartier in the centre of Utrecht. 

Stefano Boeri Architetti
Stefano Boeri Architetti

Italian architect Stefano Boeri (1956) is renowned worldwide for his ‘Bosco Verticale’ (Vertical Forest) trend. Today, his Milan-based studio Stefano Boeri Architetti – with offices in Shanghai and Tirana – dedicates itself to the research and practice of architecture and urbanism with focus on regenarative development and urban forestry.

Italian architect Stefano Boeri (1956) is renowned worldwide for his ‘Bosco Verticale’ (Vertical Forest) trend. Today, his Milan-based studio Stefano Boeri Architetti – with offices in Shanghai and Tirana – dedicates itself to the research and practice of architecture and urbanism with focus on regenarative development and urban forestry.

Italian architect Stefano Boeri (1956) is renowned worldwide for his ‘Bosco Verticale’ (Vertical Forest) trend. Today, his Milan-based studio Stefano Boeri Architetti – with offices in Shanghai and Tirana – dedicates itself to the research and practice of architecture and urbanism with focus on regenarative development and urban forestry.

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