Unique low-vibration and laboratory building with stable climate conditions


Matrix VII is a valuable addition to the Amsterdam Science Park because of its exceptional low-vibration labs with stable climate conditions. These requirements were crucial for the users of this research building, who conduct research in the field of nanotechnology.  The building is further characterized by two large and beautiful atriums where meeting rooms are located. Matrix VII also has achieved a BREAAM certification of ‘excellent’.

Development and realization Matrix VI

Following the success if Matrix VI, STONE22 carried out exploratory studies for another Matrix building. After hosting workshops with various stakeholders, the sketches for Matrix VII emerged: a complex and high-quality research building designed to accommodate a Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research institute (NWO institute) focusing on nanotechnology (ARCNL), in addition to other activities. Special technical facilities were required to achieve this, such as low-vibration floors and laboratories with stable climate conditions .

Matrix VII needed to provide space for meetings and co-creation. With a unique design and very ambitious planning, a rigorous process of procurement and negotiation was followed in order to reach  a conclusive agreement with the contractor.  Through such efforts it was possible to realize a high-quality and technically complex research building within an extraordinarily tight financial framework. STONE22 played a key role in this project, just as it did in Matrix VI. The official opening took place in April 2019 and was fully leased from day one.


Ector Hoogstad Architects
Matrix Innovation Center


9.200 m2 GLA office, laboratory (including low-vibration floors) and common areas


BREEAM Very Good (55,04%; 2014 v2)


Matrix Innovation Center