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Flow is designed to bring its user in the flow state of mind. To perform at any time of day. The black diamond construction exists of 6 layers of approximately 7.000 m2 total floor area. A state of the art office building with broad opportunities to excel and reload, to connect and disconnect. The design fits perfectly in its surroundings along ‘t IJ at the Amsterdam Houthavens where fresh waves and sea breeze are also daily business.

Location
Amsterdam

Client
TBD & MVSA Architects

Building surface
7,000 m2

Solutions
Offices

Inspiring surroundings

A few minutes from Amsterdam’s canal-laced centre the Amsterdam Houthavens is situated. This newly redeveloped dockland area is full of character and unexpected combinations. The Houthavens is now thriving like never before. This little piece of Amsterdam has become a very pleasant and desirable place to live and work.

In one unique neighbourhood on the IJ waterway you’ll find cafés and culture, houseboats and HQs, old industrial buildings and stunning modern architecture, family businesses and multinationals. It’s a mix that embodies flow.

Moermanskkade

The Moermanskkade is a lovely location, it truly amazes with its light and looks. The buildings that arise on this location are all architectural masterpieces with many high-quality features. The main idea is that people feel good here, which is an extra stimulus for the creative mind.

Arrive in style

From the first, Flow makes an impact. The main entrance is deliberately transparent and welcoming, with stunning LED display walls. Opening onto a relaxed reception lobby, it overturns all the usual conventions.

Large expanses of glass mean the building blends into its lively surroundings.

Tap into the energy!

A wider view

The Flow building is designed to the highest standards.

Horizontal lines accentuate the dynamic, bridge-like design and highlight the choice of materials: industrial-looking black metal and expanses of glass that maximize the panoramic views. Flow’s glass skin ensures that the views of the IJ can be enjoyed from inside, as well as from the generous decks that bring the outdoors into every floor of the building. Wooden decks, referencing the ships that once sailed into the Houthavens port with their cargoes of timber.

Reaching the office by water is a special option that offers an unforgettable way to experience Flow.

We don’t do ordinary

Unlike other office buildings Flow understands that people need to relax to make the best work done.

To create a stylish and comfortable place, Flow offers amongst others a rooftop venue for inspiring events, all over light incidence, abundant outside space via a private outdoor deck for each office, climate ceilings and full responsive intelligent systems.

 

Into the Flow

The way that buildings are designed, constructed and maintained impacts the way we sleep, what we eat and how we feel.

Innovative, research-backed strategies advance health, happiness, mindfulness and productivity to help you find your own flow and deliver your best performance.

Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz.

Flow lighting

Natural light improves workplace performance. Flow lighting maintains a healthy circadian rhythm and is based on anti dazzle technology, excellent colour quality and abundant natural daylight.

 

Flexible Flow

Flow was designed with flexibility in mind. Every space can be configured in several different ways. Workplaces can be positioned in a variety of formats. Elevators, staircases and toilets are core communal elements. Shared spaces in the lobby and on the top floor offer extra possibilities for entertaining guests as well as hosting special Flow events.

A Place to Perform

Flow’s top floor offers a truly inspiring experience.

An expansive roof terrace with panoramic views provides a space for relaxation, entertaining and performing – a unique setting where you can present your new ideas, products or solutions to the best effect. A large indoors presentation space adds to your options.

The rooftop space comes equipped with a bar, an outside fireplace and a perfectly curated selection of music and designer furniture. With the gym also located on the top floor, you can work out then relax with a drink and enjoy the view. Eat, meet, party on the 5th floor.

Work-life balance acquires a whole new meaning.

Your whole being is involved and you’re using your skills to the utmost.

Project credits

  • Project title
  • Flow Houthavens
  • Design approach
  • A fluid and open building, filled with creative energy - a place to be inspired.
  • Solutions
  • Offices
  • Expertise
  • Architecture
  • Status
  • In progress
  • Building surface
  • 7,000 m2
  • Country
  • Netherlands
  • City
  • Amsterdam
  • Start project
  • 2018
  • Partners
  • Cushman & Wakefield, Savills
  • Client
  • TBD & MVSA Architects

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