The Gasunie Building is one of the most famous buildings in Groningen. It was built as a headquarters for Gasunie and was officially opened on 22 April 1994 by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. The building has 18 floors and is 89 metres high, which makes it the second tallest building in Groningen after the Martinitoren. It is situated in the south of the city, on the edge of the Stadspark and right next to the main highways. It is also considered one of the most beautiful office buildings in the Netherlands.
When the old Gasunie building facilities could not meet the needs of growing number of the employees, the necessity for a new office emerged. After evaluation of the economical and practical issues of the project, a decision to build a completely new building was made. Eventually, the project started in 1989 with selecting a suitable site and creating a list of requirements, which architects should have implemented in their proposals.
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