Richemont Amsterdam Building Renovation, Dutch Office Refurbishment, Holland Commercial Redesign Architecture
Richemont Building Renovation in Amsterdam
16 Feb 2022
Interior Design: M+R interior architecture
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Photos: Herman de Winter
Richemont Building Renovation
Richemont is the owner of prestigious Maisons, recognized for their excellence in jewelry, watches, fashion and accessories, and distinguished by their craftsmanship and creativity.
Richemont has been housed in three monumental canal houses in Amsterdam since 2000. M+R has developed and re-designed an innovative working environment for these buildings in close collaboration with Richemont. In addition to the monumental 18th century interior mainly in Louis XIV style, the building has an office building that was completed mid last century (1953).
The office building has a total of 7 floors, the top floor has been converted into a meeting and dining lounge with a beautiful view on the city of Amsterdam. The interior design is based on natural warm beige colors, the furniture is made of sustainable wood, brass and marble. The interior is in line with Richemont’s vision; quality; careful detailing and craftsmanship.
For the project, M+R had a historical color research carried out, which functioned as the starting point for the restoration of monumental canal houses and the carefully chosen composition of the materials and color palette. The walls with the monumental wooden paneling are fitted with especially durable linen wall coverings.
The entire interior radiates peace and comfort and is timelessly designed so that it can last for years, the best choice following the vision of M+R for sustainable projects. There is a living room on each floor with various seating areas, a fully equipped pantry and bar, for meeting and greeting. Chairs, tables and benches in combination with informal consultation units. The innovative working environment is equipped with height-adjustable sit-stand desks, quiet areas and consultation areas.
A great deal of attention has been paid to the climate and acoustics of the work floors. Here too, the color scheme is neutral with some brass accents, such as the suspended fixtures above the workstations. Specially designed cabinets with plants and room dividers provide a soothing, inspiring and comfortable working environment. Even the way finding and iconography was designed especially for Richemont by M+R
What was the brief?
Restoration and re-design of the existing Monumental Canal houses in Amsterdam and design a innovative office concept for the Richemont Brands.
What were the key challenges?
To create an innovative and attractive office environment in the Monumental Canal Houses of Richemont taking into account the fragile monumental quality of the building and the limitations.
What were the solutions?
we have incorporated a completely new innovative office concept into the existing building, whereby we have carefully made breakthroughs and adjustments to the monument. A fully sustainable installation concept has been realized; Breeam in use very good.
Who are the clients and what’s interesting about them?
Richemont is the owner of prestigious Maisons as Cartier; IWC; Van Cleef & Arpels; Piaget; Dunhill; Montblanc; Jaeger Lecoultre; Chloé; Panerai etc.
How is the project unique?
Improving the building’s durability, quality and ease of use while retaining the monumental quality. Building and renovating in the historic center of Amsterdam.
Richemont in Amsterdam, Holland – Building Information
Interior Architect: M+R interior architecture – https://www.mplusr.nl/nl
Project size: 6500 sqm
Project Budget: €6000000
Completion date: 2021
Building levels: -7
Photographs © Herman de Winter
Richemont, Amsterdam Building Renovation images / information received 160222 from M+R interior architecture
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, The Netherlands, western Europe
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