The Grove | Schiphol

Interior Gardens

Client: Schiphol Real Estate

Green Architect: MOSS

Location: Schiphol Central Business District (CBD), adjacent to The Base office complex, beside the A4 highway

Design Year: 2020

Construction Year: 2021-2022

Project: Biophilic design in the interior, courtyards, and rooftop terrace

Parties involved:  Design by studio PROTOTYPE in collaboration with VDNDP, Consultancy Lüning, bbn consultants, BenR Consultants for sustainability, Halmos Consultants, and Peutz

Photo/render credits: Schiphol Real Estate


The starting point of the project began by creating a healthy and sustainable work environment, where the design principle is centered around people. The project is designed in a dynamic fashion with a natural flow to invite people to the heart of the building. The orientation of the atrium towards the sun, allows the sunlight to reach deep inside the building. Offering a tribune and an enclosed green space with seating and lounge area, designed by MOSS. The design of the atrium brings the qualities of an intimate courtyard in an orchard, with a vast open space, structures, and viewpoints. These points act as the eyes of the building and function as reception areas for the various tenants of The Grove.
The Grove is a sustainable building (BREEAM Excellent), equipped with the SMART building technology system, and its structure is built using cross-­laminated timber. The Grove will be established as a multi-­tenant office building with approximately 10.580 m2 off gross floor area with a flexible layout that allows tenants of various sizes to be housed. The adjacent green public space in-­between is designed by Flux Landscape Architecture. The technical design phase is currently being finished and the construction is planned for 2021.