The Discovery Network Benelux office, located in an industrial monumental building ‘the Kraanspoor’, in Amsterdam North was ready for an update. The existing office was despite the glass facade very dark inside. Discovery wished for an interior that would match the exterior. A playful office fit out with a raw edge as a link to the industrial environment.
DZAP designed a whole new light, transparent and flexible office interior. By replacing some dense fire resistant walls for glass versions the sightlines run clearly from the entrance all the way to the back of the office which creates an ultimate feeling of transparency and lightness.
The choice of, for example, the (studio) spotlights as lighting refers to the core business of Discovery and also emphasizes the link with the raw industrial character of the building. The deliberately chosen floor-finish is a reflection of the concrete ceiling and contributes to a better acoustic climate.
Next to the bar where a Friday afternoon drink can take place, there is also a relax area in the form of a living room with sofa’s and of course a game computer. The lunch room is easily converted into a place where parties and gatherings can be organised. In this way the office fulfills the multi-purpose need of Discovery.
DZAP services for the Amsterdam premises:
• Interior design
• Project management
• Site management
• Turn key fit out
• Move coordination