European Patent Office (EPO)

  • Rijswijk, Netherlands
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Our proposal is to introduce, into this earthbound port world, a flagship of noble scale and proportion whose materiality is unsettling and whose geometric abstraction, total. This building is calm and serene, nothing can touch it, it’s part of the sky. It takes on the colour of the sky through the slightly iridescent clear glass of its façades and the stainless steel of the horizontal lines that give it rhythm.”


Jean Nouvel