House of Dentons

House of Dentons

Architect
Studio Prototype

C&W Design + Build
Location
Zuidas, Amsterdam, Netherlands | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Offices
Ewout Huibers
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Specific ceilingsHunter Douglas Architectural
FurnitureArco
FurnitureArtisan d.o.o.
FurnitureCreafort
CarpetDonkersloot
Pivot doors supplierDOORS ORANGE

Product Spec Sheet
Furniture
by Arco
Furniture
Furniture
Carpet
Pivot doors supplier

House of Dentons

Studio Prototype as in collaboration with DZAP

Dentons  is  the  world’s largest  law  firm,  with currently 183 offices in 75 countries. Studio PROTOTYPE has been asked to design the interior concept of ‘The House of Dentons’ for their office in the Netherlands, with approximately 6000 m2 located in the Viñoly building on Amsterdam’s Zuidas. Studio PROTOTYPE collaborated with DZAP a design & build construction in order to get from firstsketch to finalrealization within a year. Thanks to smart phasing by housing advisor Cushman & Wakefield,Dentons was able to keep working in the Viñolybuiding during the rebuilding.

 

The principle of ‘House of Dentons’ is a warm &timeless interior that translates the polycentric character of Dentons into a versatile interior. The concept exists out of a variety of places with their complete own character that stimulates meeting & movement on the basis of intuition &openness. The central place within the concept is an atrium, that feels like the heart where the dynamics of the interior becomes visible. Places such as the entrance landscape, the meeting lane, art gallery and the green tribune garden are laced together in a beautiful way and create diversity in ‘ways of working’, but give a sequence of different (interior) experiences too.

 

Dark places such as the meeting lane, which is about focus &concentration are alternated by open and light place, where meeting & communication are central.

 

The sequential experience is being strengthened by the effect of wings, by adding large wooden discs on strategical positions on the plan. They create beautiful bounded spaces with several vistas to other spaces.

 

With ‘House of Dentons’ a work environment has been created to offer security and comfort while at the same to function as a stage for talent to excel on.

 

There has been opted for a natural palette of materials, in which strong contrasts are alternated with transitions within the nuance of different kinds of woods.

 

Material Used :
1. Specific ceilings - Hunter Douglas 
2. Pivot doors supplier - Doors Orange
3. Carpet & floor finish - Kampschreur Projectstoffering
4. Fixed furniture execution - Smeulders Interieur groep
5. Furniture supplier - Bureau Vandervorm
6. Furniture - Lensvelt, Arco, Artisan, Creafort, Donkersloot, FEST, HAY, Studio HENK 
7. Greenery - Green Stories

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