For a lengthy period, the Westraven office building in Utrecht was a heavy, closed and stuffy colossus that was on the verge of being demolished.
Chemical and biotechnology company DSM is a leader in innovative knowledge economy and is investing heavily in the coming years in new developments and R&D facilities.
French multinational Danone has concentrated its European R&D activities in the area of medical and baby nutrition under the name Nutricia Research in the Science Park in Utrecht, which is developing quickly at the moment into a centre of scientific research and knowledge-intensive activity in the field of Life Sciences.
The once so successful Nederlandsche Cacaofabriek (Cocoa Factory) in Helmond went bankrupt in the 1930s, after which the buildings were always in shared use by different parties.
KWR Watercycle Research Institute is a renowned research institute in the field of water and water cycles, which develops expertise and makes it accessible to various national and international organizations such as drinking water companies, regional water boards, local governments and trade and industry.
Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum is renovated and enlarged.