Dam & Partners and Jean Nouvel inaugurate new European patent office in the Netherlands

Designed by ateliers Jean Nouvel and Dam & Partners, the new European patent office (EPO) building has been inaugurated in the Dutch town of Rijswijk.

Billed as the ‘slimmest and tallest glass and steel construction of its kind in Europe,’ the building houses around 2,000 staff members over 85,000 square metres. Visually, the structure draws upon the Dutch landscape, with its reflective glass surface reproducing the sky, land, and water around it.

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