Barco Officially Opens One Campus HQ in Kortrijk
Barco has officially open its new headquarters in Belgium. Located at the Beneluxpark in Kortrijk, the 230,000m2 ‘One Campus’ is an all-glass, circular building surrounded by green spaces and connected to three other Barco facilities.
The campus is the new home to Barco’s 1,250 Belgian employees, and also serves as an open house for customers, partners, foreign colleagues and other stakeholders.
The new One Campus, which replaces Barco’s older premises in Kuurne and Kortrijk, includes 48,000m2 of general facilities.
Standing 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.
The Circle comprises flexible office areas, R&D offices and test areas, a multipurpose auditorium (170 seats), a training center, a three-tier meeting deck and an atrium that features a company restaurant. The showpiece of The Circle, however, is the Barco Experience Center, which is equipped with Barco’s most advanced visualisation solutions.
"Barco has worked hard, over the past few years, to evolve into a global technology leader. 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," says CEO Eric Van Zele.
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 Center and have a round-table discussion with a delegation of Flemish industry representatives.
From 1 June onwards, all 1,250 Belgian Barco employees will be working at the new One Campus.