Precision in the park
OLYMPUS Europe is the headquarters for the Europe, Middle Eastand Africa (EMEA) region of the Japanese OLYMPUS Group. As the world's leading manufacturer of optical and digital precision technology, OLYMPUS develops and markets innovative medical technology, digital cameras and solutions for science and industry.
The site of the new building is located in iParque in Coimbra, Portugal.
The overall building geometry consists of several building sections: section A, B, C, office block D and section E.
Section A (mainly used for storage and logistics) is a partly massive hall, whereby one half of the hall contains two full floors and the logistics area uses the full internal height of the hall. The building structure is planned with prefabricated reinforced concrete columns.
Section B is an intermediate structure (with a technical floor) connecting A and C. It is also two-storey and designed as a purely solid construction.
iParque, Technology Park, Coimbra /Portugal
OLYMPUS EUROPE SE & Co. KG
The main hall (section C), the main venue for maintenance and repair work, is single-storey with stage installations and connecting corridors. The construction is a combination of precast columns and wide span steel beams.
Section D and E contain the administration, rooms foradministrative tasks, changing rooms, the break and kitchen area withcafeteria.
The overall architecture of the halls is characterised bymetal facades. As a contrast, the office block has a plaster façade withhorizontal bands of windows.
Photo credit: PSP Architects Engineers, Hamburg