Guided tour municipal offices De Rotterdam

by Lolke Ket on March 13, 2015

Over hundred guests gathered last friday the 6 march in the recently completed municipal offices in De Rotterdam. Reason for this was to provide invitees the opportunity to experience this spectacular work environment and to celebrate the conclusion of a successful work process with the client, the Municipality of Rotterdam.

GROUP-A_Interior-Municipal-Offices-De-Rotterdam-6a From left to right: generic office floor | task specific meeting area | library on 22nd floor. Photos by ScagliolaBrakkee


Organised by GROUP A, Studio Makkink & Bey – sharing the credits for the interior design – Brink Groep and SV, guided tours started from the ‘city center’ 22nd floor welcome area and restaurant, to explore the 33 floors ‘vertical city’.

GROUP-A_Interior-Municipal-Offices-De-Rotterdam-5a From left to right: start tours city centre 22nd floor | tours guided by GROUP A and Studio Makkink & Bey | themed floor ‘the curtain’


Guests were shown around both ‘neighbourhoods’, the generic office environment comprising standard work spaces, meeting areas and concentration rooms, as well as ‘city squares’ and ‘parks’. The latter comprising more specific functions such as conference rooms, lounge areas, task specific meeting areas, quiet zones and service facilities.

GROUP-A_Interior-Municipal-Offices-De-Rotterdam-7a From right to left: welcome to our guests | goodie bags | special thanks by Folkert van Hagen, GROUP A


Feed back from guests was full of enthusiasm and appreciation for the richness and unity-in-diversity of atmospheres and workspaces. When leaving everyone was handed a fabric goodiebag, kindly provided by Kvadrat and made of the leftovers of De Rotterdam specially designed fabric for upholstering the over 2,000 re-used office chairs.

GROUP-A_Interior-Municipal-Offices-De-Rotterdam-8a Left and right: drinks after the tours | middle: tour and talks


During the get-together the booklet ‘Interior Design Municipal Offices De Rotterdam’ was presented, which can be downloaded from ISSUU.

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Leo Schouten March 15, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Het blijft een uniek project, zeker naar Nedelandse maatstaven!
Geweldig om hier als SV met gave meubelitems van PROOFF aan mee te mogen werken. Bedankt GroupA en Jurgen Bey voor deze kans en de Gemeente Rotterdam voor het vertrouwen in ons als echt Rotterdamse bedrijf.
Wij zijn echt serieus trots!


Rosanne van Tilburg May 22, 2015 at 2:16 pm

Dank je Leo Schouten, GROUP A is ook enorm trots op dit project en de fijne samenwerking met SV!


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