The new state of the art facility of Applikon Biotechnology is located at the Science Park Technopolis in Delft, one of the five locations of Science Port Holland. The building provides Applikon with a floor area of 3.700m ², in a unique combination of office, laboratory and production space. The unique floor and ceiling construction with integrated (air) channels and piping ensures optimum floor height within a limited space. The low positioning of the open elements in the frontage of the building creates a pavilion -like atmosphere with optimal view from the workplaces. The entrance features a fully glazed facade from the ground floor to the top floor, this transforms the area in a pleasant informal meeting space. In addition, the building has a spacious roof terrace that is completely surrounded by a green roof garden.
Climate control in the building is realized by means of an energy efficient thermal storage system. With this system, ground water bearing layers in the earth are used for storing excess heat in summer and excess cold in winter. The excess heat stored in summer is used to heat the building in the winter and the excess stored cold is used in summer to cool the building. Such a thermal storage system is an efficient and sustainable way for climate control in the building. The thermal comfort system consists of 3,250-m² floor/ceiling heating and cooling.
In the weekend of August 16th 2013 Applikon Biotechnology has moved into their new high-tech facility in Delft. The complete move took 3 days, which is an example of the efficiency and focus that the company can realize when large projects need to be completed in a limited time. The new facility is a building that reflects the quality and the advanced technology of the products that Applikon Biotechnology brings to the market and provides a strong base for future growth.
Biotech Campus Delft is a vision of two locations in the city (Technopolis and the DSM site). The sites are created to encourage (biotech) innovations, to realize a significant reduction in CO2 emissions while stimulating the economy. Moreover, the international reputation of TU Delft and DSM in the field of industrial biotechnology are a basis for the two sites. One location is the site of the new building of LaB6 DSM and the other location is Technopolis. Cepezed architects have designed the facility, in partnership with Smit Westerman and Tree – Delft. Heembouw constructed the building.