TQ is a curated tech space in the heart of Amsterdam, founded by TNW (The Next Web). Its purpose is to push tech startups towards exponential growth by providing residents with the right community, events, and facilities.
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A dramatic cross-tile floor pattern, based on similar patterns used widely across the city’s public and private spaces, defines key circulation routes throughout, and flips on its side to provide the store’s central focal point – a six-story-high tile-patterned wall which soars through the building’s central atrium.
The newly opened Sir Adam Hotel features 107 rooms in four categories and a lavish suite, in addition to a series of cool public spaces and facilities, all designed by New York City-based design studio Icrave. These pads have been designed with the savvy urbanite in mind, and boast comfortable settings with an industrial edge and quirky personal touches.
Next to the bar where a Friday afternoon drink can take place, there is also a relax area in the form of a living room with sofa’s and of course a game computer. The lunch room is easily converted into a place where parties and gatherings can be organized. In this way the office fulfills the multi-purpose need of Discovery.
Digging deep into the history of the building, Studio Modijefsky has created a design with strong references to the past. As a tram depot there were several activities taking place in the space giving service to the run down trams, such as electricity, paint, wood and metal work. These skills and the tools and work spaces they require, inspires the material and colour palette of the new interior and are means to divide the new restaurant space into different zones.
MPO wished for a combination of pleasant, comfortable workstations with professional and high-quality meeting areas. This request resulted in an office where the bar became the central meeting point surrounded by a nice and homey comfortable seating area with fireplace and by open and closed offices.