Van Spaendonck Enterprise House was renovated by architectenbureau cepezed in 2017. The office building is located on Reitseplein 1, 5037 AA Tilburg, The Netherlands. Previously known as The Corpac House, the office was renewed with cooperation in mind. The firm made sure that Van Spaendonck Enterprise House transformed into a workplace focusing on stimulating the sharing of ideas and visions. The themes picked up for the project are effectiveness, representativeness, hospitality, professionalism, flexibility, transparency, and convenience. Through the reconstruction, the building tenants or residents will be able to attain an optimal support of the work processes.
The Van Spaendonck Enterprise House
The current façade is taken from the characteristic and horizontal rhythm and articulation of the already existing construction. It was composed of Triassic limestone and the strip windows with transoms.
The outer walls consist of the same proportion with the addition of aluminum finishing and minimalistic details to offer a modern look.
While several parts of the old building were still maintained, the transoms went through some changes by positioning them slightly more inward.
With this, the difference in depth will create a distinctive and softening appearance.
Transparent Set Up
Open and transparent layout are incorporated into the building’s inner world, completely the opposite of closed structure from the previous arrangement. The spatial elements like voids and atria from the original building were broken up to remove the separations, resulting in a more transparent set up.
The office spaces were rearranged to blend well with numerous workplaces, from activity-based and open spaces to more traditional offices and concentration rooms.
The new office layout involves light, airy, and fresh atmosphere to maximize the orientation and interaction with other tenants.
Absolute details were also given to the ambiance and functionality of the shared facilities like meeting rooms and relax zones.
For instance, the workspaces are designed in a sober, modest, and neutral way.
This is how one of the meeting rooms arranged with neutral palettes and functional furniture.
Moreover, the new arrangement was based on the needs and wishes of the building’s tenants.
Accent for Shared Spaces
Different from the neutral workspaces, shared rooms are richer in accents. The accents are given in materials and colors to spice things up.
Custom furniture elements are selected to complement the spaces. However, all of them were chosen to cater to the tenants’ needs and wishes.
Meanwhile, the atrium adjoins the main entrance is connected to a working café containing 98 seats. The café is where people have lunch or occasional celebrations take place.
The café was designed with multi-functionality in mind so that the tables and chairs can be arranged when the occasion is calling.