Design & Build
As an organisation that challenges businesses to reach higher standards, our client upheld this same attitude when it came to the design and build of their own workplace. Located in the iconic Rembrandt Tower in the Amsteldorp neighbourhood of Amsterdam, their new workplace is a full refurbishment of an existing space based on their organisational design standards. These guidelines allowed our concept to maintain a consistent aesthetic with the client’s other offices around the world.
Our initial objective was to fully understand our client’s design guidelines and the reason behind every requirement. We then merged this with our knowledge of the region and the expectations and wishes of the local people. We put their needs at the heart of the design, looking at ways to increase collaboration and informal gathering over traditional fixed meetings. The resulting workspace improves upon cooperation both internally and with their global partners.
For this project we partnered with our client from concept design through to handover. By managing landlord restrictions as well as creating a temporary “swing space” on the building’s 5th floor for the duration of the project, we were able to keep the programme short and reduce disruption wherever possible. The installation was carried out in a very considerate manner due to the requirements to work with existing M&E to reduce cost and scheduling impacts. And despite the limited availability of mandated suppliers over a busy seasonal period, we were able to deliver the workspace on schedule.