Heritage Transformation Office

Droogbak, a perfect fusion of past and present

Droogbak is a 19th century neo-Renaissance building that has been transformed into a workspace for the 21st century. Focal point of the transformation by KCAP with Fokkema&Partners for the interior, was to restore the central atrium to its original role as the heart of the building, and to create a future-proof monument that meets contemporary demands to both the work environment ánd the environment at large.

The Droogbak office building, a national monument in the centre of Amsterdam, was originally conceived as the headquarters of the HIJSM railway company and dates back to 1884. KCAP was responsib...

Location
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
Client
  • Allianz Real Estate
Year
  • 2016 - 2021
Status
  • Completed
Program
  • 12.000 m2 renovation and transformation of a national monument into offices for international law firm Clifford Chance, with a restaurant, communal spaces, technical areas and a parking garage
Disciplines
  • Architecture
Credits
  • Photography: Bram Vreugdenhil
Collaborators
  • TRANSFORMATIONS
  • Advisor to owner: Arcadis
  • Building physics and sustainability: ABT consulting engineers
  • Asbestos: Van de Poel Onderzoek & Advies
  • BMA and historical research: Bureau Monumenten en Archeologie
  • Historical colour research: Josephine & Co.
  • INTERIOR
  • Interior Architect: Fokkema & Partners
  • advisor to user: DEV_real estate
  • Techical advisor: Boersema
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