Wageningen Dialogue

DocuScience: The Secret Life of Buildings - work

Did you know that we spend about 85% of our time indoors? It is therefore logical that buildings influence our behaviour. What impact does architecture have on how we feel in the workplace? Think of vitality and the club feeling of employees or innovation within working environments. On Tuesday 13 June, Erik van Eck, architect-director of Broekbakema and architect of the Omnia building on the WUR campus, will share everything you need to know about the hidden power of buildings.

Organised by Wageningen University & Research

Tue 13 June 2023 19:00 to 21:00

Duration Doors open at 18:30
Venue Omnia, building number 105
Hoge Steeg 2
6708 PH Wageningen
+31 (0) 317 - 484500

This documentary was selected by Broekbakema, a Rotterdam architectural firm with an oeuvre spanning more than a hundred years. Maybe you know the work of Broekbakema from the Van Nelle Factory, the TU Delft Aula, Energy Academy in Groningen? With an inspiring DocuScience, Broekbakema wants to emphasize the 'social impact' of architecture for the health and well-being of its users. How do others shape their work environment and what can we learn from this?

Keep in mind: this documentary will be in English, without subtitles. The introduction and talk afterwards will be in Dutch.


De documentary will be shown in Omnia and admission is free of charge. The program will begin at 19:00, with the room (auditorium) opening at 18:30. Registration is not required, but make sure to be in time because full=full. After the programme, the bar at Faculty Club Novum is open for drinks and a chat.

Dinner in restaurant Novum beforehand?

Restaurant Novum, in Omnia, offers a special DocuDinner especially for DocuScience. For 18.25 euros, you will be served a delicious vegetarian main course, dessert and a drink. The DocuDinner starts at 17:30h. Reservation is required and can be done by sending an e-mail to welkom@restaurantnovum.nl. As a dinner guest, you will have a reserved seat in the auditorium, so you are guaranteed a spot at the documentary.

About DocuScience

DocuScience is a new programme in Omnia, where employees of Wageningen Campus share insights into the inspiring work happening on Campus. We will explore new perspectives through interesting documentaries that encourage conversation. Everyone working at Wageningen Campus is welcome, so bring your colleagues!