Mapscape, Eindhoven

Mapscape is one of the world's largest independent providers of software services for the automotive navigation industry. They engineer complex software that is crucial for the production of digital navigation maps.

The headquarter is located in Eindhoven, a former office building built in the nineties, only a few steps away from Eindhoven Airport. The building was originally designed by VAN AKEN. It is characterized by its dark facade combined with large areas of glass and is also known as the Black Box.

VAN AKEN was asked to redevelop the property for 85 employees within a horizontal organizational structure. Mapscape works with 'scrum', a flexible way to make (software) products. They work in multidisciplinary teams that provide (software) products in short sprints, with a fixed length of 1 to 4 weeks.

In the interior, it is important that this scrum teams can have discussions but also work individually. The office is equipped with a number of additional meeting rooms, offices, management offices, a canteen and boardroom.

Maps are a recurring theme in the work of Mapscape. This is translated by the designer to the interior, which has been given an urban and industrial character.

Luchthavenweg 34


2,540 m²


Stijn Poelstra


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