A former steam-cleaning factory in the Delfshaven neighbourhood of Rotterdam was transformed into an open creative space to house our office. The central goal was to keep the existing scale, transparency and lightness in place.
The design consists of a central glass meeting room in combination with a pantry and a plant-filled mezzanine, which was placed in the middle of the grand industrial structure. This central meeting room element is a hybrid between a room, a wall, and a piece of furniture; it divides, connects, greens, and provides. The result is a work environment that is generous and intimate at the same time.
The office is an optimistic space suitable for meetings, concentration, model making and socializing.
jvantspijker urbanism architecture has redesigned the main space of an old steam factory in the Delfshaven neighborhood of Rotterdam, to become an open loft office. A central glass meeting room, with a pantry and stairs leading to the plant-filled roof organizes the large warehouse space in a single sweeping gesture, transforming it into a generous and optimistic working space.
The central design idea behind the transformation of the office was to keep the scale, transparency and lightness in place and to connect the office to the main atrium of the building. Therefore the central element was designed as a hybrid between a room, a wall and a piece of furniture; it divides, connects and provides service space.
|Name||Loft Office with Interior Roofgarden - Rotterdam, NL|
|Place||Rotterdam, The Netherlands|
|Design team||Jaakko van 't Spijker, Paul van den Bergh, Julio Gil Farina, Casper Aussems|
|Photography||René de Wit|