GROUP A staff visiting De Rotterdam

by Rosanne van Tilburg on May 22, 2015

 

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Friday a week ago GROUP A staff crossed the Erasmus Bridge to visit the recently completed interior of the municipal offices in De Rotterdam. Folkert van Hagen and Birgitta Rottmann of GROUP A, guided us through a number of office floors; an interior designed as a vertical city. Nika Jazaei, architect at GROUP A, got inspired by the visit and created a cartoon reflecting our contributions as interior architetcs.

Kantoor Gemeente Rotterdam, de Rotterdam, GroupA architecten, Studio Makkink en Bey Welcome area on the 22nd floor of the municipal offics in De Rotterdam. Photo: ScagliolaBrakkee

 

We visited the welcome area on the 22nd floor and the restaurant on the 21st floor, they form the ‘city centre’ of the vertical city. The generic floors, with work spaces, meeting areas and concentration rooms which form the ‘neighborhoods ’.

Kantoor Gemeente Rotterdam, de Rotterdam, GroupA architecten, Studio Makkink en Bey The living room on a generic floor. Photo: ScagliolaBrakkee

 

And off course the special floors with the more specific functions, such as conference rooms, lounge areas and informal meeting areas, quiet zones and the service facilities, which form the ‘city squares’ and ‘parks’.

Kantoor Gemeente Rotterdam, de Rotterdam, GroupA architecten, Studio Makkink en Bey Medical square on a special floor by Studio Makkink en Bey. Photo: ScagliolaBrakkee

 

GROUP A, Studio Makkink & Bey and Roukens + Van Gils share the credit for the interior design of the municipal offices in De Rotterdam, designed by OMA on the Wilhelminapier in Rotterdam. The offices occupy 33 floors in the middle of the three towers. The design features an interior that reflects a ‘vertical city’, which connects ‘urban junctions’ for collective use, meeting spaces and interaction.  

8-groupa_de Rotterdam_Ossip van Duivenbode De Rotterdam by OMA. Photo: Ossip van Duivenbode

 

For more information on the project see our publication on ISSUU.

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