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Unilever Nederland BV / JHK Architecten

  • 01:00 - 8 August, 2012
Unilever Nederland BV / JHK Architecten
Unilever Nederland BV / JHK Architecten, © Palladium Photodesign
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© Roos Aldershoff © Roos Aldershoff © Roos Aldershoff © Roos Aldershoff +20

From the architect. The office spans the current factory complex. Together with the existing historic building, it is the crowning glory of a multitude of industrial forms, buildings and materials. Thanks to its size and direction, it is an imposing presence at the entrance via the Maasboulevard, the first building in Rotterdam. It also benefits from the view on the city’s skyline.

© Palladium Photodesign
© Palladium Photodesign

The new office has 4 layers measuring 32x133 metres. The lowest floor is 25 metres above the quay. The main entrance is on the quay, next to the classical 19th century office building. The lift and staircase are in the inner court, opening up the storeys.

© Michael van Oosten
© Michael van Oosten

The offices offer a breathtaking, panoramic view of the city centre on the other side of the Maas. Atriums and patios allow light to enter throughout the building. The vacant spaces are strategically located to ensure adequate illumination in the central zone.

© Michael van Oosten
© Michael van Oosten

Transparency is not only visible on the outer façade, it also contributes to give the entire building a communicative character. The building therefore adequately responds to the need for a dynamic office organization in which consultations can be held in an informal atmosphere.

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Jonathon Austin · December 07, 2015

similar to Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto

Paco Bou · November 13, 2014

The Benidorm's (Spain) towncouncil has the same estructure.

Nani Sa · May 23, 2014

not nice but suitable and sustainable plan in seasides.

alewijn brouwer · August 22, 2012

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Philip Sijthoff · August 22, 2012

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jan zijderveld · August 21, 2012

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Airport librarian · August 21, 2012

Unilever office in Rotterdam combines new architecture with an old factory: http://t.co/9MsrkiUB

Who Dat Consulting · August 18, 2012

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@ariqha_ct · August 15, 2012

@ArchDaily La oficina de Unilever tiene una presencia imponente por su tamaño y dirección. http://t.co/NdxzaKSw #Argos http://t.co/dFWnKZEF

Rig · August 12, 2012

My God, that´s what I call "urban integration". LOL. (First comment: you read my mind).

Kota Espacios · August 10, 2012

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Christoph Kapeller · August 10, 2012

Superdutch:
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desa · August 09, 2012

I like it! one of those rare pieces that defy property zonings and boundary disputes... thoroughly impressed with the grand move. Talk about floating architecture!

Christopher Green · August 09, 2012

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Isabel · August 09, 2012

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Jessica Madrid · August 09, 2012

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ARGOS · August 09, 2012

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Michael Lawrence · August 09, 2012

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Architecture+Molding · August 09, 2012

Unilever Nederland BV / JHK Architecten: Architects: JHK Architecten
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Joao Athayde · August 08, 2012

Architecture that is extremely disrispectful for the existing architecture!

lego · August 09, 2012 02:27 PM

This is Rotterdam. "Existing architecture" doesn't realy mean the same over there.

It's indeed a violent gesture but on scale whit the area and doesn't casts so much shadow on the building underneath.

(remark based on a personal visit not on pictures)

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