The new NIKE European Logistic Campus in Laakdal, near the Port of Antwerp, is the perfect base for NIKE’s transport and distribution from Europe to Moscow. The building, designed by Jaspers-Eyers Architects, takes sustainable architecture to the highest level.
The ‘zero-energy’ site is completely self-sufficient. The building next door, which is now being erected, will even be energy-positive, generating more energy than it uses. To avoid fossil fuels, the site derives its energy from the sun, wind, water, land and biomass. The green façades and roofs are fully integrated into the surroundings and flow seamlessly into a landscape park, created especially for the site. Using an efficient water system, all of the site’s rainwater is caught, collected, filtered and reused.
One of the most eye-catching elements is undoubtedly the 1.3-kilometer-long green belt that winds along the western side of the building like a shoelace. The green façade also camouflages several emergency exits and offers protection from the sun. Covering 3.000 m², it is probably the largest green façade in the world.
As NIKE’s flagship, this project sets new standard for future centers worldwide. The building perfectly reflects the company’s philosophy as material and waste are kept to an absolute minimum. There’s a reason why 99% of NIKE’s containers are transported by water.
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