Office for an Office

Two companies, Plein06 and Jongens van de Tekeningen, jointly decided to acquire a large office space in the Groothandelsgebouw in Rotterdam. The challenge was to make maximum use of the potential of sharing without merging individual business cultures. The spatial design is based on the original ideology of the ‘Merchandise Mart,’ in which the building is a framework for diversity. The clear column structure of architect Maaskant has been extended with a system of sliding walls, resulting in 14 rooms; varying from reception space to studio and from workshop to library.

photos by Rubén Dario Kleimeer