Commissioned by the Municipality of Utrecht, the KCAP Architects & Planners teaming up with JHK Architecten is set for the construction of park and ride facility P&R Hooggelegen in Utrecht by next year. Situated between Papendorp office park and the Hooggelegen intersection, the P&R project will comprise a nine storey and a seven storey building, each spreading in 31,000 sq m area with 1,000 parking slots. Connecting the parking slots by bridges via an internal route on the second level, the P&R feature the facades finished in light bronze and silvery anodized aluminum lamellas. Users will be able to access the parking via a new highway exit and a viaduct, while the huge open spaces at the centre of both parking areas are filled with plants and trees to harness the natural light and ventilation during the day. The ground level, which is kept free, provides ample space for car entries and exits, taxis, buses and drop-off areas. To quote Irma van Oort of KCAP,.
Our concept for P&R Hooggelegen is flexible and innovative. Until the second building phase is executed, the first can perfectly function on its own. All aspects of the design concept, accessibility and the iconic appearance are incorporated in each individual building.