After a swift design process with a tight building schedule, we proudly celebrated an exciting result at the opening event of IN Amsterdam last week. IN AMSTERDAM, formerly known as Expatcenter Amsterdam, is located at the WTC in Amsterdam and provides a one-stop-shop service for international newcomers in the Amsterdam Area. In effect three different parties share the space: International Newcomers (IN) Amsterdam, Metropool Regio Amsterdam and Amsterdam IN Business. They jointly asked us to come up with a creative design to instigate collaboration.
The design features a welcoming reception, service counters, lounges and meeting rooms, all completely transparent towards the public atrium in the WTC I-Tower. Underlining the shared local identity, the color scheme and clarity of the famous I AMSTERDAM branding served as an inspiration for the interior design. To soften up these hard colors we added some wooden details and more warm colors to the scheme. All furniture and custom elements are executed as white blocks with black edges, made from black steel profiles. This gives the project a cartoony edge.