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NEXT ARCHITECTS
Kauwgomballenfabriek
P. v. Vlissingenstraat 2a
1096 BK Amsterdam
Nederland
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Emperor House #1101
136 Andingwaidajie
Dongcheng Qu
100011 Bejing / China
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Team
Bart Reuser, Marijn Schenk, Michel Schreinemachers, Mark Spijkerman, Arno Kwint, Douwe Strating
Client
Timeless Investments, COD
Type
Transformation, offices, hospitality, restaurant, bar, public spaces
Location
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Collaborator
B.Amsterdam, Studio Fabrick, Skepp and Luuk van den Broek
Size
18.000 m2
Constructor
Van Rossum, Amsterdam (advisor)
Photographer
Francisco Nogueira

Having been vacant for 11 years, the former IBM premises in Rieker Business Park in Amsterdam seemed unsuitable for redevelopment. But now it has been given a new life as a hotspot for start-ups and companies from the creative sector. To this end, the building has been designed like a city, with streets, squares, amenities, and hospitality establishments. Within this framework, the building’s tenants dynamically contribute to the development of the city by way of their workspaces. For these users, the building is much more than just a workplace; it is an ecosystem characterized by interaction and discovery.

This vision for the building is reinforced by its distinctive, industrial look and feel, and by the reuse of materials. One of the main features is the new entrance, which has transformed the forecourt into a space for interaction and exchange. Restaurant Bureau on the roof is surrounded by a green roof park, with a vegetable garden and old cars which serve as meeting places.

 

B.Amsterdam has been nominated for the Geurt Brinkgrevebokaal 2016 and the NRP Gulden Feniks award 2017.