The interior design by Fokkema Partners adds to this by creating spaciousness, openness and intimacy, and offers a playful interpretation of the building’s historical features. For example, the design of the architectural elements in the atrium loosely refers to the neo Renaissance interior façade. By applying pronounced colour planes, the period rooms, with their original details, are transformed into a modern office environment; planes in a historical ochre tone mark new corridors in the richly ornamented hallways. The top floor, with its original wooden rafters, has been kept free of partitions and is organized in different 'home zones'. Opening up this space further reveals the quality of the monument and creates a panoramic view of the city. “Droogbak's new interior offers a strikingly contemporary user experience; an experience that finds its origins in the stately architecture, but also offers new perspectives. Maximum effect has been achieved with minimal impact on the monumental interior," says Laura Atsma, partner at Fokkema Partners.