Today, Barco will cut the ribbon to officially open its new headquarters in Belgium. Located at the Beneluxpark in Kortrijk, the 230,000sq.m ‘One Campus’ is a landmark for the region – an all-glass, circular building surrounded by green spaces and connected to three other state-of-the-art Barco facilities.
The campus will be home to Barco’s 1,250 Belgian employees and serve as an open house for customers, partners, foreign colleagues and other stakeholders. One Campus marks also a new way of working, centred around dialogue, collaboration and, consequently, innovation. Barco is convinced that its new operating base will be of great support in the future evolution of the company.
The new One Campus, which replaces Barco’s older premises in Kuurne and Kortrijk, includes 48,000m2 of general facilities, surrounded by a pound and grass. Standing proudly, at the heart of the campus, is The Circle, which is connected to the Lab (the R&D and test-unit), the Pulse and The Engine (the production facility), by a footbridge, to stress the campus feeling. The Circle comprises airy, flexible office areas, R&D offices and test areas, a multipurpose auditorium (170 seats), a training centre, a three-tier meeting deck and an atrium that features a first-class company restaurant.
The showpiece of The Circle, however, is the Barco Experience Centre, which is equipped with Barco’s most advanced visualization solutions. Here, customers, business partners and other visitors will discover the connected world of Barco.
“Barco has worked hard, over the past few years, to evolve into a global technology leader,” says CEO Eric Van Zele. “Our seven corporate values serve as a guide to help us achieve our objectives. One Campus breathes each and every one of these core values: teamwork, openness, trust, innovation, etc. I’m really delighted about this exciting, new home for the Barco family and will be so proud to welcome all of our colleagues from abroad, customers, business partners and other stakeholders here.”
Barco will celebrate the official inauguration of its One Campus today, 27 May, in the presence of King Philippe of Belgium. After the official ribbon-cutting ceremony, King Philippe will visit the Barco Experience Centre and have a round-table discussion with a delegation of Flemish industry representatives. Additionally, a delegation of Barco employees will open the Euronext market with the opening bell-ceremony this morning at 9:00h at the new campus.
From 1 June onwards, all 1,250 Belgian Barco employees will be working at the new One Campus