Moermansk 300 and 400 are part of a series of iconic new buildings marking the redevelopment of the harbour area known as Houthaven to a new creative hub for Amsterdam. The entrances of 300 and 400 along the Moermanskkade give access to the offices of various creative companies operating in the fields of technology, mobility, fashion, design, architecture and urbanism. In both of the multi-tenant buildings a spacious lobby provides the space for meeting, exhibition and exchange of knowledge.
Fokkema & Partners was tasked to design the representative shared spaces and wayfinding for the creative companies in these 2 buildings. As a part of this project, FOKLAb was commisioned to develop two unique objects: the Rugged Elm and the Ripple. Both pieces convey a bold interpretation of the history of the site, while complementing the gallery inspired Lobby spaces with a design that allows the spaces to be used as a meeting area.