Office in a Shipyard
former shipyard, built for the making of the famous ‘Groene
Draeck,’ the sailing yacht of the Dutch Queen, was transformed into
an office space for a young digital innovation company. The company
is undergoing exponential expansion, but growth, especially in the
digital age, is difficult to predict. Therefore we proposed a tactic
to anticipate this uncertainty. We applied a strict
compartmentalisation of their activities in order to prevent
saturation and eventual loss of quality in the shared spaces.
Flexibility for the various activities is divided into 3 zones,
creating concentrations rather than spillovers.
opening up towards the waterfront, the structure offers views over
the river IJ to all its users. Employing a variety of floors
surfaces, wall finishing’s and lighting systems we were able to
provide the client with the openness they wanted, while safeguarding
designated ‘public’ and ‘service’ spaces from the overflow
caused by the firm’s potential growth.
- Client: Jungle Minds
- Location: Amsterdam
- Year: 2015
- Programme: Office
- Status: Completed
- Photography: Pam Kat