DK23_R.de Wit 5
DK23_R.de Wit 1
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situatie / site plan
plattegrond begane grond / ground floor plan
plattegrond 2e verdieping / 2nd floor plan
doorsnede / section
gevel / facade
schets van de patio / sketch of the patio
5100m2 office space with parking garage, Amsterdam, 2007-2009
The western part of the Amsterdam harbour area is a rough, pure area. The wind howls, and the water splashes on the quays. In this area the buildings are rather showing their strength than subtleness. The area is being transformed into a place where the creative industry can settle down.
For this place emma designed an office building of 3 and a half story on a 2 layer base in which the parking is situated. This puts the cantilevering office floors on a platform and the clever glazed façade give an impressive view on the water and harbour activity. The skin is made of wood, rough wood, elegantly draped around the building.