Nike European Headquarters, Hilversum
with William McDonough + Partners
Christopher Hays led the award-winning design of the 375,000 SF European Corporate Headquarters, located in the Netherlands, as Design Partner at William McDonough + Partners. In the design, the team sought to reinforce Nike’s workplace ethics by creating a sports-centered environment: a running track encircles the campus, arcing over the entrance as a bridge, and office buildings are designed around a series of courtyards that contain sports courts.
The design places Nike at the forefront of environmental design, boasting one of Europe’s largest geothermal systems, making it one of the most energy efficient office buildings in the region.
- American National Design Award 2004
- I.D. Forty, I.D. Magazine, February 2001