The new headquarters for ROB (Louage and Wisselinck) combines office space, a showroom with bar, and a production hall.
The main building is approached along a water basin followed by an easy slope leading visitors toward the entrance under the cantilever. The reception area is the crossroads between the offices and commercial spaces. Beyond and above are the offices and meeting rooms, while an internal slope descends along an inner patio toward the showroom. Beyond the showroom is the production hall.
The building is levitated slightly above the ground. A long concrete north façade closes off the building from the surrounding industry and opens it up toward the farmlands in the south.
The design has an industrial approach, combining concrete for walls and floors, glass for façades and internal divisions, metal plating for façades and ceilings, and stretched aluminum for sunshades. The bespoke oak furniture inside and the trees on the terrain contrast these materials, which also produce a gloss, reflecting the building as well as the colors of the sky and surroundings.