|Client||Ten Holter Noordam Advocaten|
|Timeline||December 2016 - October 2017|
Given the confidential nature of the work, the natural outcome of this kind of office typology would be closed of walls and a corridor structure. Because of the smart positioning of cupboards, highly transparent separations were possible without giving up a certain sense of privacy. With the relatively compact and transparent offices the open space around the central core was maximized. Touch down meeting places and an open library are clearly organized with accentuated long lines.
The open space also gives place to the secretaries. Each of the secretaries workstations have a picture frame view with historic views to Rotterdam. The photo prints throughout the office were carefully selected to reflect the identity of different departments of the law firm (in collaboration with The Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam).
Combined with the views to the river and its situation in the historic maritime quarter in Rotterdam, the renovated office of this law firm feels modest yet refined and at times even spectacular.
Thanks to a contrasting color scheme around the building core, the elevator and staircase became visually disconnected from the work floor. All this immensely contributes to the spaciousness of the office. While the colour scheme may seem unusual at first glance, it also gives a timeless sense of comfort and tranquility. Instead of using black, which was found unfitting for this historic environment, each colour has a saturation of brown, giving the interior a unique appearance.
The ground and top floor levels give place to formal meeting spaces and reception. The first, second and third floor are dedicated to workplaces. Combined with the views to the river and its situation in the historic maritime quarter in Rotterdam, the renovated office of this law firm feels modest yet refined and at times even spectacular.
Photography by Horizon Photoworks.