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KB building Arnhem, Industriepark Kleefse Waard

29 Sep 2020

KB building, Industriepark Kleefse Waard

Design: Architect HofmanDujardin in collaboration with Schipper Bosch

Location: Industriepark Kleefse Waard, Arnhem, The Netherlands

KB building Industriepark Kleefse Waard, Arnhem

HofmanDujardin and Schipper Bosch transform factory hall into dynamic office

Exterior photos by Peter Tijhuis ; interior photos by Matthijs van Roon

A former nylon factory is completely transformed into a unique office. A new framework of steel platforms is hung from the existing concrete structure. Vision and design complement each other in this co-creation of HofmanDujardin and Schipper Bosch, situated on the cleantech campus Industriepark Kleefse Waard in Arnhem, Netherlands. The plan builds upon existing qualities and combines extra floor space with a clear routing, transforming KB building into a dynamic office space.

KB building Industriepark Kleefse Waard, Arnhem

In the former production hall, huge industrial boilers were placed on a heavy raised floor. After removal of the boilers, an almost sacred beauty of the space was revealed. This light and spacious hall is in strong contrast with the ground floor and basement, which due to their concrete structure have a much heavier character. A new timber staircase now connects these two worlds and forms the starting point of a new central route connecting all new floors.

KB building Industriepark Kleefse Waard, Arnhem

Three-dimensional composition
The new floors hang in the open space as an elaborate three-dimensional composition. These new platforms create diverse working spaces with specific qualities. Each place is connected to other spaces and simultaneously offers groundedness. By keeping the central access free from construction, the spaciousness of the building is maintained.

KB building Industriepark Kleefse Waard, Arnhem

The new floors are constructed as light as possible, with open lattice girders in between the existing columns. The floor slabs with integrated ceiling panels are laid on top. As a result, the design not only continues the visual spaciousness, it also allows the transformation to be adapted or even reverted in the future. Thereby ensuring the structures flexibility to future needs.

KB building Industriepark Kleefse Waard, Arnhem

KB building Arnhem, Industriepark Kleefse Waard

Dynamic office
Next to the main entrance, a long bar element stretches out and doubles as a reception. The ground floor also features multiple meeting rooms and a restaurant. A big new void with a grandstand staircase allows daylight to enter the souterrain. The staircase doubles as a big presentation and event space. To stimulate movement, the elevator is hidden in a black volume which penetrates all floors.

KB building Arnhem, Industriepark Kleefse Waard

Besides the bigger gestures, the furnishing carefully accommodates space for collaboration and places for concentration. The plan is based on a progression in privacy levels: pantries and lounges are closest to the central staircase, whereas work stations are concentrated at the ends of the platforms. The first floor features a concentration jungle in which employees can work in between luscious planting. The colors and materials add to the existing concrete with a warm-grey base tone and complementary colors in the meeting rooms.

KB building Arnhem, Industriepark Kleefse Waard

Cleantech campus
KB building is part of cleantech campus Industriepark Kleefse Waard in Arnhem, Netherlands. This sustainable business park is developed by Schipper Bosch to house, facilitate and connect business in the energy sector. The building is connected to a local energy plant which runs on local waste water, energy and waste products. To keep a certain unity on the campus, all façade renovations of the district are designed by Schipper Bosch.

KB building Arnhem, Industriepark Kleefse Waard

KB building Arnhem, Industriepark Kleefse Waard

KB building Arnhem – Building Information

Project: KB building
Architect: HofmanDujardin in collaboration with Schipper Bosch
Client: IPKW / Schipper Bosch
Location: Industriepark Kleefse Waard, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Area: 3300m²
Period: 2019-2020

KB building Arnhem, Industriepark Kleefse Waard

Consultant installations: Huisman & van Muijen
Consultant installations: JBTECH
Contractor: Karbouw
Fixed furniture: Dokter interieurbouw

Photography Matthijs van Roon and Peter Tijhuis

KB building Arnhem, Industriepark Kleefse Waard

About HofmanDujardin
HofmanDujardin was founded by the architects Barbara Dujardin and Michiel Hofman in 1999. The international team of architects, interior architects and designers works on a variety of architecture and interior projects and products. Their design philosophy Shaping Intuition® is the guiding concept for all projects: a personal approach to architecture which focuses on the well-being of people in their environment. Please visit HofmanDujardin.nl for more information.

KB building Arnhem, Industriepark Kleefse Waard

About Schipper Bosch
Family business Schipper Bosch develops areas, projects and products to bring people together. Their core values are quality, sustainable solutions and connections between areas, buildings and users. Schipper Bosch has wide experience in real estate development, property management and reuse and renovation of existing buildings and is the proud owner of Industriepark Kleefse Waard. More information can be found on www.schipperbosch.nl.

Architect: HofmanDujardin in collaboration with Schipper Bosch

– Photography interior: Matthijs van Roon
– Photography exterior: Peter Tijhuis

KB building Arnhem, Industriepark Kleefse Waard

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