Dutch interior architectural practice i29 have recently completed interiors of this bold, brightly-coloured workspace for Combiwerk Delft. Comprising of a 4000-square-meters office spaces, a restaurant and a ‘career square’, the generously-sized metal-clad building itself was designed by the Amsterdam-based VMX Architects.
More about the project:
‘Combiwerk Delft is a Social Workplace (SW) company and offers custom work to people who, due to a physical, psychological or mental limitation, are not able to find a regular job. The building was designed by VMX Architects and has a total surface area of 8500 m2. The central space is a large atrium where the restaurant, the career square and the reception are situated.
‘A social workplace must be social; that was the starting point for all the parties involved. Social involvement was therefore the main theme in the design and realisation on various levels. At the level of the design, we aimed for empowerment by creating a serious and distinguished interior. Not a nondescript backwater building, but something sparkling, colourful and unique. In terms of sustainability, where possible, we aimed for recycling and re-use. All the wooden chairs in the atrium were bought second-hand and restored, just like all the furniture for the 4000m2 office space, including desks, chairs, cabinets and filing drawers. A new colourful top layer was applied to the re-used furniture so that they are as good as new and also fit beautifully into the colour spectrum in combination with the carpets.’