NETHERLANDS BOARD OF TOURISM & CONVENTIONS

AN OFFICE FOR DUTCH DESIGN // Located adjacent to Union Square, 215 Park Avenue South houses the new location for the Netherlands Board of Tourism and Convention’s Manhattan office.

The concept for the office renovation involves the balancing of programmatic functions with varying levels of required privacy within a tight 1500 sqft space. To accomplish this the space utilizes a series of high and low angled walls which, originating at the entry way, carry the user through and to the open office space. Private and semi-private functions are then located within these wall surfaces behind gray glass doors.

Dutch design furnishings and objects, from stores such as Moooi and Vitra, are showcased throughout the space along with Dutch art both historical and contemporary. These items reinforce the architecture becoming integrated in nd around the angled wall surfaces. This is seen clearly in the low green wall by the entry which becomes a platform to both elevate and display the Moooi horse lamp while also creating a niche for a seating unit. 

INFO

Client: Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions

Project Type:  Office Renovation

Location: Union Square, New York City

Area: 1,534 sf // 143 m2

Status: Completed 2010

Design: Archi-Tectonics

Principal in charge: Winka Dubbeldam

Project Leader: David Barr

Architect of Record: Randall Collins

 

 

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