Danone’s Utrecht Innovation Center

  • Client Danone,
  • Year 2013
  • Location Utrecht, Netherlands,
  • Industry Food / Beverage,
  • World food industry leader Danone has recently consolidated their Utrecht presence from five different buildings to the brand new Danone Innovation Centre.

    The new facilities will employ 450 staff to identify opportunities for innovation in infant and medical nutrition. Quality and sustainability played a key role in both the design and the technical execution of the research and innovation centre.

    The overall aim of the building design by architectural firm Cepezed was to create an open, dynamic and inspiring environment that would accommodate a variety of functions. The centre contains offices, storage facilities, laboratories, a pilot factory, an information and a conference centre, a coffee bar and a restaurant.

    Ahrend supplied the furniture for the office-, meeting- and hospitality areas.

    Design: cepezed
    Fit out: Ahrend
    Photography: Stijn Poelstra