Goede Doelen Loterijen
Client: Goede Doelen Loterijen
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Surface: 9000 m2
It feels like I am at home
For this unique project we collaborated closely with the client and employees of the Goede Doelen Loterijen, their interior designer Yolanda Loudon, Benthem Crouwel Architects and the neighbourhood community of the Zuidas.
We think we succeed in our work, if the people who use the building are feeling at home. Especially for this project for the Goede Doelen Loterijen, D/DOCK focused on the human and homey-feeling.
During the past two years, this neglected, long-term vacant building in Amsterdam has been transformed into the most sustainably renovated office building in the Netherlands according to the highest standards and techniques of sustainable construction (BREEAM 2014).
It was the wish of Boudewijn Poelmann, chairman of the board of the Goede Doelen Loterijen (Nationale Postcode Loterij, VriendenLoterij, BankGiro Loterij), that the new sustainable building would feel like a house where employees, charities and local residents would feel welcome. The important starting point is that the house makes what the Goede Doelen Loterijen stands for visible, even tangible: helping to create a better world for people and the environment. By means of a unique co-creation with all involved parties and future users, D/DOCK was able to create a design – supported by everyone – with as much existing and recycled furniture as possible.
Since the opening December 2018, this project received the BREEAM Outstanding Award and many great publications: