As part of the revitalisation of the entrance hall and restaurant of the Havengebouw Amsterdam, Fokkema & Partners designed an unique tile for the coffee bar and buffet-island. FOK-lab – Fokkema’s own platform for innovation and unique architectural solutions – collaborated with Royal Tichelaar Makkum for the production of the tiles.
Three tiles with a facetted edge, in three different sizes and thickness, can be put together in an endless range of patterns to generate the characteristic architectonic surface. A special glazing, developed by Tichelaar, complements the used materials. Royal Tichelaar Makkum hand-poured, glazed and baked over a thousand ceramic tiles in three different sizes, to give the bar and buffet-island its unique appearance. The tiles are framed by black steel angled section profiles and the tops of the coffee bar and buffet-island are covered in stainless steel.