KCAP Completes Netherlands Office Scheme

18 July 2010 (Last Updated July 18th, 2010 18:30)

Dutch design firm KCAP Architects & Planners has completed the 23,000m² office building Blaak 31 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The 12-storey building presents a striking form as a result of sections of the building being rotated by 2.7m every three floors to allow maximum light a

Dutch design firm KCAP Architects & Planners has completed the 23,000m² office building Blaak 31 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The 12-storey building presents a striking form as a result of sections of the building being rotated by 2.7m every three floors to allow maximum light and privacy.

The interior has an open structure with large flexible office floors combined with atriums and waterfall stairs for informal work spaces.

The ground and first floors feature more offices, a transparent library and an auditorium connected by a curved staircase to the restaurant and meeting centre on the first floor.

The facility was developed by using sustainable materials and techniques, and reaches a GreenCalc+ score of over 200 points.

The project was commissioned by Dutch developer Provast for legal and tax service provider Loyens & Loeff, while the interior spaces were designed by Fokkema & Partners.