The efficient logistics building houses a sorting machine with a length of approximately 2.1 km, which has parcel delivery service DPD fully prepared for the future. The key points in the design were logistics and the safety around the building. This resulted in a hyper-modern and functional design. The hospitable entrance and the work floors above it connect to the core of the company: parcels and people.
Production and office staff share their access to the building at the entrance, after which they spread out toward the hub, depot and offices. The multifunctional Experience Room provides clear view over “The Beast”, as the sorting machine is commonly called. The office floors have open workplace zones and break-out areas positioned around central empty spaces and stairs. The DPD identity – connection – is expressed in a building with an open personality, materials in warm textures and red and bright red accents, as well as unique DPD expressions on the walls. Parcels of varying sizes were the inspiration for the design of the tailor-made furniture. Each piece of furniture is formed from a different stacking of connected ‘parcels’.
This main location has served as example for the corporate style of several other DPD buildings.
- Gross floor area
- 3000 m² offices + 18,000 m² hall
- Bert van Breugel, Rodi van der Horst, Ferry Smolders, Bart van Berlo, Jeroen de Greef, Wouter van Dinther, Joanne van Vreeswijk