Rotterdam Art and Culture Building by OD-V

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Dutch designers OD-V have completed the interior of a public area in the new Art and Culture Building in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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They created a tree-like structure around an existing concrete column, with book shelves and benches for reading and relaxing.

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Wooden 'branches' were constructed around the column, and the ceiling panels were painted in different shades of green.

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Other requirements of the brief included a meeting place, library and leaflet display cases.

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Here's some more information from OD-V

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Interior by Onno Donkers (OD-V)

The Department of Art & Culture, Rotterdam sought a design for the public space of the new premises at 6 Coolsingel.

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The space consists of a 40 metre long hallway with a 10 metre square space at the end.

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The requirements for the interior were lounge-areas, meeting-spaces, a little library,  and leaflet display cases.

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The hallway was designed with an industrial approach, while the square space has more of a “nature”-touch.

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Posted on Monday, January 26th, 2009 at 2:12 pm by Rachael Sykes. See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • http://www.architectonica.ca dariusz

    Brilliant.. What a fun place to be!! Great work!

  • b

    nice!

  • mert ucer

    8-bit pixel leaves of tree!! very good peace of work..

  • http://balticdesign.wordpress.com ieva

    Very attractive!

  • Sayyam Sahni

    I wonder at what point industrial approach and ‘nature’ design interconnect? Successful transformation is a challenge. Could explicit and defined interpolations have worked better here?

  • melly

    Finally! Congratulations are in order! ;-)

  • matheus

    Luv specially the trees of knowledge supporting the books, very sensitive!

  • http://none Pablot

    Naturalmente abstracto
    buen uso de materiales
    excelente Idea
    siento tranquilidad, frescura,
    en esa plaza interna
    gracias!

  • Arik

    you menaged to say a lot with so little. great work!!

  • http://www.dezeen.com prakash r patel

    i like your interior desine creat by u i also like 450*352-39k-jpg it very good i want to desine for my home