May 13: FIFPro to open at Park 20|20
FIFPro’s new headquarters facility at Park 20|20, designed by William McDonough + Partners, will open on May 13, 2013.
The football unions federation represents more than 60,000 professional footballers worldwide as well as national unions such as in the Netherlands de Vereniging van Contractspelers (VVCS). In addition it works in close contact with FIFA, UEFA and the European Commission. Where the interests of players are concerned (with regard to legal, political or labour issues), they rely on FIFPro to defend their interests. At Park 20|20 FIFPro’s activities can be carried out at a top location which reflect the high quality of the organisation; facilities include an auditorium for press conferences, seminars and conferences.
Embodying the organization’s mission to promote fair play, equality, and solidarity among its international family of athletes, FIFPro’s new home is a connective instrument of openness, transparency, and responsive design, celebrating and promoting connectivity between global and local communities.
Shaped by a solar shade canopy, a monumental glass entry volume visually connects and activates interior public spaces on multiple floors while creating direct relationships with exterior gardens and park amenities. Abundant daylight penetrates deep into open, efficient, and flexible floor plates with interiors that showcase the colors and materials of the world. In the garden, a sculptural auditorium anchors outdoor passive recreation and gathering spaces with an LED screen that broadcasts matches from faraway places.
Learn more about the project here.
Park 20|20 is an award winning Cradle to Cradle-inspired development, master planned by William McDonough + Partners, that is inspiring the Netherlands and the EU about Cradle to Cradle applications. Learn more about Park 20|20 here.