Car park Ossenmarkt at Groningen wins prize during ParkeerVak 2005.
The Q-park car park Ossenmarkt has been rewarded with the Car Park Project Prize; a distinction for the best equipped, most efficient and service directed, but also architectural most beautiful car park of the Netherlands.
The designer – ‘Bureau Noordeloos’ – has sent in the car park for this prize, that has been distributed past Wednesday during the ParkeerVak 2005 in Rosmalen.
Customer friendly designThe spiral form of the car park prevents difficult maneuvering for the customer. On the one hand because the columns - that generally form an obstacle in the car parks - do not impede. On the other hand, the spiral form makes the routing very easy because of the fact that the customer always drives straight through without complicated curves. Additional advantage is that the customer passes all parking spaces, so it doesn’t take long to seek a free space.
Independent acknowledgementDe Car Parking Project Prize has been awarded during the ParkeerVak 2005 by the Dutch platform for parking, the Vexpan. This organization represents rural authorities, consultants, service providers on parking, proprietors, and municipalities. The Vexpan requires quality, comfort and safety in parking industry. Mark van Haasteren, General Manager of ‘Q-Park’: “The price is nog only a huge honor for ‘Q-Park’ and ‘Bureau Noordeloos’, it is also a coronation on our work and that of the architect: through close cooperation in the design phase of the new car parking, we assured the high quality requirements of ‘Q-Park’ within the future. Similar to the Vexpan, safety and comfort forms an important part of that quality, that has been recognized independently with this important prize.”
About 'Q-Park'‘Q-Park’ is an innovative parking organisation that delivers quality to satisfy the wishes and needs of its customers. Q-Park has more than 55 years of experience and is active in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, the UK and Ireland.
Q-Park is a top 5 player in the European parking market with car parks in ownership and management. Q-Park has more than 180,000 parking spaces in 6 European countries and 1,600 employees.
Mark van Haasteren, General Director, Tel: +31 43 329 58 01
About ‘Bureau Noordeloos’‘Bureau Noordeloos’ is a medium-sized architects desk, established in Groningen. Next to the regulary architects practice, they acquired reputation in the design of civiltechnical projects: bridges, car parks, ….
Nol Molenaar, Architect / Director, Tel: +31 50-312 44 45
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