office De Principaal
Open interior office space with workstations and closed meeting rooms
gross floor space of 285 m2
Commissioned by housing cooperation De Key, Amsterdam
Two years later, the organization had grown and the Cattle Market premises became too cramped. Larger premises were found in another former industrial area in the Eastern Docklands. Here a hangar, built around 1900 for a shipping company provided ample space. The basic structure is filled in with glass partitions. Conference rooms line the outer wall. Daylight reaches the central office area. The same desks only had to be moved to their new position for work to continue.
The entire office has a wide view of the harbour area over a loading
platform that now functions as a waterfront balcony. In the back,
from the large round luncheon table, a newly constructed window offers
a view of the entrance and the city beyond. As in a rear view mirror.