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P. v. Vlissingenstraat 2a
1096 BK Amsterdam
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Team
Bart Reuser, Marijn Schenk, Michel Schreinemachers, Tara Steenvoorden, Maarten Vermeulen, Joost Lemmens, Marieke Spits
Client
Lingotto bv
Type
Offices, Commercial Space, Interior
Location
Amsterdam
Size
6.200 sqm
Contractor
Dura Vermeer, Amsterdam
Constructor
Van Rossum Ingenieurs
Installations
Ingenieursbureau Linssen

The building on Helmholtzstraat 61 dates back to 1961 and is centrally located in Watergraafsmeer, Amsterdam, and designed by Piet Zanstra. Till recently it was in use as the district office and desperately in need of renovation. 

For the re-construction of the Helmholtzstraat, a design concept is based on a careful renovation in order to bring back the originally intended qualities. A big intervention is made in the structure at the entry, in order to open up the building to its surroundings and bring daylight into the atrium - the heart of the building - which functions as a communal space. 

The heart in the building includes a bar and restaurant and will form the connection between the shopping area on the first floor, and the gym and offices higher up in the building. After renovation, the Amsterdam housing association de Alliantie moved in with their office including their customer center. 

 

The building is renamed as Huygens’Dok including the restaurant. 

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