ARCAM Headquarter by Rene van Zuuk Architekten

© Luuk Kramer

ARCAM Headquarter by Rene van Zuuk Architekten

Located on the waterfront at Oosterdok, the ARCAM new headquarter is a compact three-storey pavilion, the folded skin combined with the bevelling glass facade results in a spectacular entrance.

Architects: Rene van Zuuk Architekten
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Photographs: Luuk Kramer

ARCAM Headquarter by Rene van Zuuk Architekten
© Luuk Kramer
ARCAM by Rene van Zuuk Architekten
© Luuk Kramer

On the street level an exhibition space is located and the upper floor is fitted with glass partitions, creating an attic-like space. On the waterfront, at the quay level, a multipurpose space for meetings and discussions.

ARCAM Headquarter by Rene van Zuuk Architekten
© Luuk Kramer
ARCAM Headquarter by Rene van Zuuk Architekten
© Luuk Kramer

ARCAM (ARchitecture Centre AMsterdam) is a foundation established in 1986 and focuses its activities on and around Amsterdam.

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ARCAM Headquarter by Rene van Zuuk Architekten
© Luuk Kramer
ARCAM Headquarter by Rene van Zuuk Architekten
© Luuk Kramer
ARCAM Headquarter by Rene van Zuuk Architekten
© Luuk Kramer

Inspiration from architect:

The brief was to integrate the columns and floor plans of the existing pavilion into the new project. Integration of Renzo Piano’s design was not the only restraint of the project, due to its sensitive site there was a limitation placed on the building envelope.