Atlas is one of the most visually distinct buildings of Wageningen Campus. This robust building was named after the primordial Titan who held up the celestial sphere. The recognisable concrete grid on the outside of the building acts as the mainstay for the entire structure.
Atlas was designed by the architectural firms Van den Oever, Zaaijer en Partners from Amsterdam and Rafael Vinoly Architects from London. At first, the lattice was meant to act as a trellis, allowing the building to be completely overgrown with climbing plants. But this idea was abandoned when no climbing plant could be found that would cover the entire building and stay green year-round.
Signs directing you to Wageningen Campus are placed along all major access roads to Wageningen. Once on the campus, follow the ‘P-route’ to car park P4. Here (and at all the other main car parks) you will find signs with directions to the various buildings on the campus. Atlas’ building number is 104.
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