Pickard Chilton

Pickard Chilton

New Haven, CT


Next Generation Workplace

The design for a 35,000m2 multi-tenant building on a prominent site in
Amsterdam incorporates three volumes arranged in a triad and lifted off the
ground to create an open, permeable, and inviting ground plane accessible
to the public. A central atrium space within the building serves as a
hospitality-oriented urban living room, encouraging longer stays and more
opportunities for interaction between people.
The atrium is alive with energy and light, trees and plants, and active with
balconies, overlooks, meeting rooms, dining areas, exhibition space, flexible
work areas, and places for casual interaction. The atrium is an amenity-filled
ecosystem for creative collaboration and building community internally
among the building occupants and externally with the public.
The exterior building composition is a series of interlocked and stepping
volumes that respectfully address adjacent buildings and break down the
scale. The warm bronze tones of the exterior enclosure incorporate
photovoltaic panels in a unique sawtooth pattern orienting panels toward the
southern exposure and accessible outdoor green terraces.

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Status: Unbuilt
Location: Amsterdam, NL
Firm Role: Design Architect
Additional Credits: Hines, INBO, Team V, Arcadis, BOOM