European HQ for Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger in Amsterdam

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European HQ for Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger in Amsterdam

Office and Shop Development, Holland – design by MVSA Architects

10 Oct 2017

European HQ for Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger

Design: MVSA Architects

Location: Danzigerkade 165, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

European HQ for Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger

European HQ for Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger
photo © MVSA Architects/Ronald Tilleman

Right at the tip of the Danzigerkade, in the rapidly developing industrial Houthavens district, a new landmark has appeared. We are proud to announce that the new Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger European Headquarters is now completed after three years of work with our partners PVH Europe and Heren 2.

European HQ for Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger
image © Albert Bakker

In designing a new European HQ for PVH Europe: Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger, we were inspired by the waterfront location. The former port turned creative hub shares the IJ with two contemporary landmark buildings: the EYE film museum and Muziekgebouw aan t ’IJ. We realized that our own building could complete a stunning architectural triangle.

European HQ for Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger
photograph © Ronald Tilleman

We designed a slightly cantilevered volume of 12 floors which includes up to 12,000 square meters of showrooms and offices. Doubling the usual permitted height gave our building a commanding presence. Its oblique lines create dynamism, while gracefully suggesting the form of a ship. Gleaming white aluminium and steel add to the maritime effect.

“We combined a sensational and sophisticated design with spacious lounge decks and rooftop terraces which gives it a very dynamic look that fits the unique location,” according to MVSA project architect Wouter Thijssen.

For the interior of the building we developed an open plan layout with transparent walls. By making communication easy, the building will engender an industrious ambience whenever required. And with the exceptional degree of flexibility, we made it possible that presentations come to light in every sense of the expression. Each floor will offer superb vistas over the city of Amsterdam and the surrounding waters. The large roof terrace on top of the building is a reward for every client and business relation visiting the new Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger European Headquarters.

European HQ for Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger
picture © Ronald Tilleman

European HQ for Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger – Building Information

Architect: MVSA Architects, Amsterdam, Wouter Thijssen (project architect)
Interior design: Dan O’Kelly Studio, PVH, Creative Services, MVSA Architects, Amsterdam
Client: PVH Europe: Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger
Developer: Heren 2, Amsterdam
Contractor: HerenBouw, Amsterdam
Constructive engineer: Van Rossum bv
Installations: Huisman & van Muijen
Real estate consultant: Appelhoven, Amsterdam
Location: Danzigerkade 165, Amsterdam
Programme: 12.000sqm showrooms and offices
Completion: 2016

European HQ for Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger
image ©Barwerd van der Plas

Photography: Ronald Tilleman, Albert Bakker, Barwerd van der Plas

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