INTOS Haarlem

Sometimes, it's the outside that counts

We transformed two workshops and an 80’s office building into a 10.000m2 new home for INTOS interior solutions, one of the largest Dutch interior contractors. A new modular steel framework connects the two workshops, reusing the existing concrete shell and resulting in a new west-oriented façade towards the Waarderweg (Haarlem). This new addition provides ample space for the project teams as well as an inviting entrance and place to work for partners, a restaurant, and a multi-functional event space.

The façade and structure end in a saw-tooth shaped roof, reminiscent of traditional 20th century workshops. Facing North, it allows light to brighten the spaces within without being heated from the sun directly. The 90m long façade is clad with dark 99,9% recycled plastic boards, alternated with high-performance glazed window slits bringing light deep into the floors. The steel structure with a minimum of columns allows for flexible use and can be adapted for future changes in program and needs.

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