The building was designed by UNStudio, with HofmanDujardin as lead interior architect. Studio Modijefsky was commissioned to design and curate the styling of the Connectors, three bright areas with direct sunlight that double as meeting room and spaces to unwind on the 6th, 7th and 8th floors – with expansive views over East Amsterdam.
Each Connector is named after a different travel destination, which has been recreated with a haptic texture palette and clean lines.
Tuscany (6th floor)
Walls in both parts of the Connector are finished with warm earthy colours and layered textures that mimic the region’s sloping hills.
WasteBasedBricks® were used in the meeting area, where deeper-coloured terracotta shades are used on the floor and wall claddings.
Cape Town (7th floor)
This Connector is a colourful urban landscape of geometric apartment blocks, concrete playgrounds, painted facades and bright city lights.
Peach rubber flooring with dark blue and red accents forms a canvas for the bright yellow gymnastic structures and purple blocks. The deep blue palette is extended into the meeting room. Here orthogonal modules compose the meeting table, while the wooden waste panels turn into steps.
Dead Sea (8th floor)
Calm and comfort emanate throughout thanks to pastel colours, graceful round shapes and linear patterns, with an undercurrent of playfulness represented by skippy balls. White lines make abstract water ripples on the floor simulating a circular wave emanating from the sea surface.
The flooring is paired with recycled felt panels and anthracite WasteBasedBricks®. Together they form a palette of soft-hued colours laid out linearly on the walls.