OnePlanet Research Center Wageningen

A new house for social innovation in Wageningen

OnePlanet Research Center, as a new initiative of Imec, Wageningen UR, Radboud University and RadboudUMC, has chosen Plus Ultra II on its Wageningen campus as its location. OnePlanet Research Center was founded from the collaboration between the founders, the business community and the Province of Gelderland with the aim of becoming the innovation center with social impact in the field of nanoelectronics and digital technology for food, agriculture and health.

Proof of the sum is the chief architect of Plus Ultra II and has partnered with Statt for the interior design of OnePlanet Research Center. Based on interactive workshops, a design concept was developed based on the metaphor of the Ponte Vecchio in Firenze.

OnePlanet Research Center works hard every day on new innovations in nanoelectronics and digital technology that contribute to a healthy and sustainable planet. Certain research is carried out with the utmost confidence in collaboration with important partners. These kinds of innovations cannot yet be shown to the outside world. Other innovations must be displayed to the maximum so that public awareness is increased. To solve this tension, the metaphor of the Ponte Vecchio in Firenze was used. On the bridge side, the most beautiful creations are shown to the general public. The water side is just sheltered. Here we experiment and work in peace and privacy and work on solutions and custom orders. Finally, on top of the Ponte Vecchio there is a secret corridor “Corridoio Vasariano” along which the Medici, among others, could move undisturbed between the various Palazzo in the city.

Key drivers

  • Collaboration
  • Design Thinking
  • Sharing versus privacy


  • Interior design
  • Furniture design


  • Client: Imec
  • Users: OnePlanet Research Center
  • Team: Roy Pype, Ece Eren, Anastasia Printziou, Roxana Vakil Mozafari
  • Consultants: Statt, Valstar Simonis
  • Visualization: Proof of the sum
  • Photography: Marcel van der Burg
  • Credits: Sheldon Eaton