Amsterdam is certainly one of the cities that have proved potential for architecture and design. We should be aware of the fact that workplace design is also important to maintain the maximum level of creativity and productivity. You will see that this aspect is not ignored in Amsterdam.
HEYLIGERS Design+Projects have designed the Nuon Offices. The complex ‘New Amsterdam’ was built 25 years ago and recently completely transformed into a modern mixed-use building with a hotel, catering and for the most part (27.000m2) office for utility Nuon. The new six-level headquarters is functionally divided into “neighborhoods”, completely focused on diverse and flexible working. In addition, the building offers all facilities for its users: reception lobby with a water bar, restaurant with 650 seats, library, espresso bar, service center, conference center, and a sky lounge. This office is an open and flexible environment to fully use.
The entrance into the building offers an overview of the floors through the triple height area that connects all the levels via a complex set of staircases and the predominant tone is a neutral bright one with white walls, ceiling and furniture pieces combined with a light wooden flooring to add extra coziness to the space.
The interior consists of working floors, divided into “neighborhoods”, fully focused on diverse and flexible working. Each area is very bright and the entrance offers a view of the terrace to the left which is the area with the liveliest colors offering a blend of yellow and blue tones that go very well with the living wall extending to the outdoors.
The building is certified BREEAM Very Good. In the achievement of this durability class is scored on both the exterior and the interior. The latter is remarkable because BREEAM is not yet equipped to new workplace concepts, which score high demands much of the interior. The predominant tone is a neutral bright one with white walls, ceiling and furniture pieces combined with a light wooden flooring, adding extra warmth to the space. Here and there, splashes of blue, yellow and green disrupt the visual neatness of the overall scheme, contributing to a cheerful and dynamic ambiance. Find this place inviting?