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THE FINCH, OEGSTGEESTMajestic trees decorating the balconies of this brand new office building

Right next to the highway between Amsterdam and The Hague, Biotech company Galapagos have built their brandnew headquarters called 'The Finch'. Green is a vital part of the buildings architecture: indoor the corridors are dressed with beautiful green walls and the ground floor exterior has a garden to offer some green space for during breaks. 

We have placed four Urban Trees on the balconies on the 4th and 6th floor, with benches next to them to enjoy the shade the trees provide on sunny days. Note the impact these two Gleditsias have on the space, transforming an industrial balcony into an inviting recreational space. 

Planning for a jungle? Get in touch.

Project specifications

  • Project name: The Finch
  • Location: Oegstgeest
  • Client:Donker Groen for CBRE for Galapagos
  • Realisation completed: 2022
  • Design: Makers Of Sustainable Spaces
  • Execution: The Urban Jungle Project, Donker Groen
  • Maintenance:The Urban Jungle Project
  • Partners: Ebben Tree Nursery (plants), Kepser (frames), Kroeze Hoveniers (benches), AC den Hartog (benches), Mastop Totaaltechniek (irrigation)
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