North of the IJ-river in Amsterdam, Shell has built a new office and laboratory building which replaces all of their former buildings in Amsterdam. The interior design of the public spaces, the innovative office environment, specialised working areas, the conference centre, the restaurant and lunchrooms are designed by Fokkema & Partners Architecten. Arcadis Nederland BV was responsible for the exterior design. The 175 meter long atrium in the center connects the four laboratory wings on the east side with the five office wings on the west side. By creating informal seating arrangements and pantries on the crossing bridges in the atrium, Fokkema & Partners transformed the atrium into a meeting space for the 1300 employees.