A community of staircases, bridges and galleries are designed to foster collaboration and social interplay on the headquarters of web site Reserving.com in Amsterdam, which was designed by UN Studio.
The design of the 65,000-square-metre Metropolis Campus, which was awarded to UN Studio following an invited competitors in 2015, unites a number of separate workplaces throughout the town below one roof.
Positioned alongside the central station, the campus was designed to be a “reflection of Amsterdam”, overlooking the harbour by way of an virtually totally glazed exterior which wraps a full-height, skylit atrium on the constructing’s centre.
“We wished the general idea for the constructing to function a mirrored image of Amsterdam – its location and the Dutch journey firm’s base since its inception,” UN Studio co-founder Ben van Berkel defined.
“The structure due to this fact combines the sturdy qualities and the commercial historical past of the harbour, with glazed detailing that reduces the general immenseness of the constructing and gently displays the glistening of the water and sky.”
“The organisation of the inside in the meantime, is designed to charcterise the vibrancy of Amsterdam’s energetic central neigbourhoods,” he continued.
Getting into from the decrease harbour-side entrance, escalators and lifts lead up into the central atrium of the campus, which sits above a plinth containing 4 basement ranges of automotive parking, storage and assembly areas.
The inside design of the venture, which was led by native structure and interiors studio HofmanDujardin, drew on the informality and probability encounters of city squares.
The atrium was dotted with a number of amenity areas for workers, together with break-out areas themed round vacation locations and a restaurant, ignored by glazed balconies that wrap every ground above.
In addition to offering a focus and social house for workers, this atrium ensures that the encompassing workplace ground plates are all well-lit and ventilated.
“The structure nudges workers to maneuver by fostering partaking environments and by encouraging bodily motion by use of stairs, bridges and galleries throughout all ranges, together with the rooftop,” defined UN Studio.
“Even the emergency staircases grow to be a part of this idea, as untypically these are glazed alongside the atrium aspect, which not solely encourages each day use, but additionally provides mild views from the steps and visibility from the opposite areas within the constructing.”
Pale wooden cladding and areas of planting outline the social areas of the campus, organised across the massive white columns of the constructing’s construction.
Close by, Dutch studio Werk not too long ago accomplished an underwater bicycle parking storage subsequent to Amsterdam’s central station, offering house for 7,000 bikes submerged 9 metres beneath the bottom.
The images is by Hufton + Crow.