Informal encounter and creative seclusion: Flexible floor space and greatest possible openness were the two determining parameters in the design for the Central Judicial Collection Agency in Leeuwarden.
Architect: Felix Claus Dick van Wageningen Architecten, Amsterdam
Location: Tesselschadestraat, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
In their solution, Felix Claus Dick van Wageningen Architects have distributed a total of 400 workplaces around a glass-covered atrium to provide the individual levels and offices areas an open spatial continuum at their centre. Predominant use of the colour white and a room height of three metres – an ample figure for an office building – reinforce the impression of spaciousness. Natural light is evenly distributed thanks to the storey-high glazing. Formed out of narrow, curved glass panels, the building's striking outer skin is draped around the volume like an ethereal veil, providing unobstructed views to all sides.