The new headquarters of KPMG Belgium, designed by Jaspers-Eyers Architects, offers heaps of natural light and reflecting materials, an atrium with indoor greenery and, most importantly, a BREEAM Excellent certification. This energy-efficient building, devoted to the wellbeing of its occupants, corresponded perfectly to KPMG’s green philosophy.
“We wanted to create a domestic business environment using sustainable materials,” Ingrid Sitters, Facilities Director at KPMG Belgium, elaborates. This ultimately resulted in an unexpected, but intriguing mix and match of carpet tiles.
Interior designer Natalie Schoonjans chose Modulyss Moss, Leaf and Willow, made from sustainable regenerated ECONYL yarn. Her idea was to make a fluid transition between the three designs that would run dynamically along the curved lines of the building.
An “eye-catching” design was requested for the meeting and lounge spaces. The Modulyss Patchwork collection was shown. “When we saw the samples,” Ingrid Sitters says, “we thought ‘wow, this is it’.” The Patchwork tiles instantly gave the interior a lift with warm, neutral tones and a quirky pattern.
Ambitious to lower its carbon footprint, KPMG decided to offset the installed Patchwork tiles with the CO2RE initiative, even though it’s not standard. This made the production of the chosen carpet tiles CO2 neutral. Along with being produced with recycled materials, Moss, Leaf and Willow also included the CO2 emissions reducing CO2RE initiative, allowing KPMG to tick all the boxes.
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