Black Box – Big Green Egg Europe, office building in De Lier

1.000 m2 office building

Completion in 2018
Client: Big Green Egg Europe
Location: De Lier, The Netherlands


The Big Green Egg is synonym to the highest quality barbecues. The production is in the United States, where Big Green Egg originates. Big Green Egg Europe imports, creates advertisement campaigns and invites importers from European countries, Asia and the Middle East to visit the company in De Lier, near Rotterdam. Now the company is expanding and our client took that as an opportunity to create a tailor-made office building, perfectly suited for the company’s operation style. One thing was clear from the beginning: The design quality of the building should match the quality of the product.


The building’s context is that of a typical industrial area, lots of neighboring warehouses and offices. Therefore we turned the usual outward orientation in the building around to an enclosed patio. The patio level is on +1/2, in between the ground floor and the first floor, therefore the patio has a direct spatial connection to both office floors and can be easily reached. The flagstone floor runs from the interior into the patio. A full grown tree will offer the people shade and comfort during outdoor meetings and breaks.

Nowadays it is rare to be commissioned the full project, including the tender documents and site supervision, the interior design, and the design of the outdoor kitchen. We regard this total design commission the biggest vote of confidence the client could give us.

Henk at the construction site

Completion in 2018
Design: Team Paul de Vroom + Sputnik
Paul de Vroom, Henk Bultstra, Bert Karel Deuten,
Nicolette Jongebreur, Oksana Savchuk, Luuk Stoltenborg,
Joseba Verhegge, Danuta Kiedrowska
Client: Big Green Egg Europe, Bud Estate, De Lier
Structural engineer: Zonneveld b.v., Rotterdam
Building physics: Mobius b.v., Delft
Installations advise: Mobius b.v., Delft
Light advise: Beers Nielsen, Rotterdam
Green & garden advise: Todd Binder & Floor vd Berg
Contractor: Verbakel, Poeldijk