Gordon Moore (San Francisco, 1929) is known as the founding father of Silicon Valley. Moore is an American entrepreneur and co-founder of computer giant Intel. At age 86 he has taken a well-earned retirement, although he could have stopped working long ago. Forbes estimates his worth at six million euros. He is most famous for formulating ‘Moore’s Law’. In 1965 Moore predicted that the number of components on computer chips would double every year. The number would reach about 65,000 by 1975. Now, 50 years later, his prediction still holds up.
The distinctive black cube on the Johan Huizingalaan (next to the A4 and A10 ringway) was originally built as IBM’s headquarters. The adjacent hall served as a typewriter factory. After IBM left its premises, several developers prepared large-scale area development with offices as its main focus. The plan was to build an “extension of the Zuidas” (major business district along the ringway A10) in this spot.
Founders Guus, Ricardo and Bas decided to take action. The office building, with her excesses – large floors, accessibility, and robustness – afforded an opportunity to do things differently. Today, it is the lively center of B. where innovative entrepreneurs meet. ‘B.1’ houses 350 pioneering companies, rooftop restaurant Bureau, a rooftop park, coffee lounges, a cinema and gym.
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