Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Client: Sid Lee Netherlands
Collaboration: Space Encounters
Floor Area: 800m2
Status: Completed in 2014
Spilling out of the cubicle onto the open floor, flexibly spaced and activity-based working really feels like ‘The End of Working’. International branding company Sid Lee commissioned us to renovate and design their Dutch headquarters in an Amsterdam heritage-listed building. We gave them a reconceptualisation of office working.
In this Sid Lee branch you don’t find a traditional desk on the whole ground floor. On this floor a variety of carefully fabricated charismatic, spatial components provide anything but an office feeling. All these elements form an extraordinary, joyfull composition. Simultaniously they enchance the monumentallity of the existing building.
Employees and visitors are encouraged to work, socialize, meet, eat, play in: the ‘Whim Wham Wall’ (25x6m sized cabinet); the ‘Oval Office’ (with flexible working deviders); the ‘Precious’ (a golden box with restrooms and stairs); the ‘Glass Cage of Emotions’ (meeting rooms with pivoting cabinets) and the ‘War Room’ (board room with elevating table).