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FIFPro House

Clubhouse for football players

FIFPro House

That Cradle to Cradle is also being represented in top sports is proven in the impressive building of FIFPro, the international union of professional footballers. FIFPro handles the interests of players such as Messi, Ronaldo and Suarez. Their specially designed building lying at  Park 20|20’s canal is a unique combination of office space and auditorium. 


  • BREEAM-NL Excellent
  • Annual reduction of water consumption from 175 litre per m2 (compared to a standard sustainable building in the Netherlands)
  • 14% decrease in energy consumption (compared to a standard sustainable building in the Netherlands)
  • The design of the striking flower pattern carpet is inspired by a wild flower meadow which surrounded the building whilst it was under construction.
  •  User satisfaction in the last 3 years > 95%
  • The choice of healthy materials for healthy employees.
  • Totale projectduur 20 maanden, geen overschrijding van de planning

Human values

As an organisation, FIFPro looks after its players and it was therefore important for them to have a human-orientated design, this was by Architect William McDonough + Partners who also designed another top sport building; the Nike Europe headquarters in Hilversum. With their building, FIFPro is making a strong and powerful statement to its employees and visitors. The rich application of glass reflects the transparency of the organization and emphasizes the interior and high quality materials for human safety and health.


Design for disassembly

The FIFPro-building consists mainly of glass, steel, aluminium and Cradle to Cradle certification Cradle to Cradle Certifiedcm zink. It is designed for disassembly, thus this makes it possible at the end of its lifecycle to bring its valuable building materials back into an industrial manufacturing process (upcycling).


A design for the players

A relaxation room is located in the main bar on the top floor with a roof terrace overlooking the park.




April 2013


William McDonough + Partners


IBB Kondor


2.680 m2


BREEAM Excellent


Park 20|20, Hoofddorp


Corporate Identity visible in the building

  1. The core values of the organization: transparency and social fairness are easily visible in the design of the building. Upon entering, visitors are given a direct view of the mission aims of the organization via the text that is embedded in the wall.

    The use of glass and openness throughout the building promotes the sense of open communication and organizational transparency that FIFPro considers important. A good example of transparency is the hanging meeting room in the atrium which is also from glass.

High-tech Auditorium

  1. A separate auditorium is available in the building for international  meetings and press presentations. It is of high quality with perfect acoustics, a real piece of technical ingenuity which makes this auditorium one of the most unique places at Park 20|20. It is available for private use as well as for hire by third parties. The large screen on the outside of it offers possibilities for marketing for FIFPro’s or as a giant screen for special events.

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