MVRDV breaks ground on office project in Netherlands

WCN Editorial Team 4 Jul 2017 EUROPE BUSINESS

MVRDV, a Dutch architecture practice, has broken ground on a new office project known as Salt in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The new five-storey office block will cover an area of 3,700 sq m. The building will incorporate a cube shape, featuring distinct concrete frames stacked on top of each other.

The project, part of the Minervahaven port redevelopment, is expected to be wrapped up in January 2018.

MVRDV co-founder Jacob van Rijs said: “The area around Minervahaven still has an industrial feel to it due to its scale which is different from older harbour areas that have been transformed in the past. So no bricks here but concrete as a base for the new volumes.

“Our design reflects this industrial heritage, by creating concrete loft-like spaces using exposed and raw materials, but also by opening up the façade to great views of the harbour.” 

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