OVG Real Estate
Client: OVG Amsterdam
Surface: 700 m2
Changing culture through design
Collaboration, flexibility and consciousness are the basics of the interior design for this work environment for this client. OVG Real Estate is a developer of intelligent, high tech office buildings and is located in The Edge on the Amsterdam Zuidas. The building, proclaimed the most sustainable office building in the world by the Research Establishment (BRE) and that received the highest ‘Outstanding’ BREEAM classification ever, of 98.36 percent. D/DOCK inverted the traditional ideas for an office floor. For instance, visitors of OVG get to peek behind the scenes on entry. The traditional front desk has been replaced by an informal kitchen island where the hostess welcomes the customers. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to grab the healthy lunch that is enjoyed at the main table every single day. This office has no cold waiting area.
This office became a lifestyle environment, designed based on activities for which the identity and lifestyle of the OVG employees serves as foundation. Special about the interior design is the recycling of existing material and furniture. To this end, D/DOCK worked together with Furnify: a design collective that gives depreciated furniture a new design, after which it can be marketed. This way, old chairs from the Rotterdam soccer stadium ‘De Kuip’ were reused and office chairs, designer armchairs and a bright blue cabinet, were given a second life.
“With succes they developed a completely innovative concept in our office in Amsterdam. Health, motion and a balance between effort and relaxation are very important. D/DOCK’s approach Healing Offices has been spot on for us.”
Jan Hein Tiedema, CEO OVG Nederland.