We developed a multi-functional space where entrepreneurs can work, network, learn and do business. It is the first visual and physical expression of the transformation that Makro is going through.
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DOEN made the design for this company which makes a turn to the new working mode where nobody has their own workplace. We made different “town squares” in the office to centralize the informal spaces and make a link to the squares in a town where people come together around the fountain, the central waterpoint in the town.
Angled white walls with large expanses of glazing frame vistas of the district and the surrounding landscape. The space is topped with a high roof made from aluminium profiled sheets that creates a spacious interior. To bring plenty of light inside, the architects inserted the skylight above a hallway in the centre of the space, bridging the ridge of the roof.
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.
Piramide Boerhaave Primary school is part of a characteristic green strip in the Schalkwijk district of Haarlem. The main block was built as a Primary school in 1964, and a gym and kindergarten were added in 1967. With its efficient floor plan and partly standardized construction the school was the precursor to a series of patio schools built in the Netherlands in the 1960s.
Now at the halfway point of the six month long World Expo in Milan, in which 145 countries are participating in a concentration of national spectacle surrounding the theme of \”feeding the planet,\” Rotterdam\’s Nieuwe Instituut (HNI) — the centre for architecture in the Netherlands—is exhibiting an altogether more reflective display of national civic pride.