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Valschermkade Office Amsterdam
Office Development in Holland – design by Architectenbureau Paul de Ruiter
21 Aug 2009
Architects: Architectenbureau Paul de Ruiter
Ultra-sustainable office building for Architectenbureau Paul de Ruiter
On Valschermkade (Amsterdam), in the creative industry hotspot De Schinkel, Paul de Ruiter Architects has developed its own new sustainable office building. A former steel workshop was entirely renovated and transformed into a new multi-business building, which presently serves as a business location for various creative companies.
Photos : Pieter Kers
The building, which offers a fine view of the water of De Schinkel, is characterised by sustainability, daylight and flexibility. The building has ultra-sustainable installations and an intelligent exterior that knows when the sun comes up and when it sets. It is a building that literally and figuratively gives energy, and as a result inspires, delights and promotes productivity – precisely the kind of intelligent building that Paul de Ruiter Architects enjoys working on.
The whole building exudes sustainability, and to further emphasise this fact, a special area has been created on the ground floor where the users and the visitors can see for themselves how the building works. The source of the installations in the building is presented like a museum exhibit. Here, everyone can see what happens exactly in the building to create a pleasant work climate throughout the complex, using sustainable and energy-efficient methods. This is the green heart of the building.
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