A Biophilic Design

Which planting concept would be best suited for office spaces in the NU building? How can a planting concept help in stimulating a feeling of community and ownership among users?


VU Facilitaire Campus Organisatie


Biophilic design is a concept used within the building industry to increase occupant connectivity to the natural environment through the use of direct nature, indirect nature, and space and place conditions. Greenery significantly increases workplace satisfaction in employees, heightens self-reported concentration levels, and improves perceived air quality. Some workers perceive their working environment in the new NU building as cold and sterile. Developing our own planting concept and maintenance can lead to more ownership of the space and make it appear more personal.

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