Jumbo Shipping’s new head offices are located on the banks of the New Meuse River with views over Rotterdam city centre. The site was the ideal spot for this maritime shipping giant to locate its new base of operations. Naturally, our design for its two buildings were heavily influenced by the water – buildings that now provide workspace for 275 members of staff.
Not only were we responsible for its exterior design, but we were also assigned the task of designing the building’s interior, as well as its furnishings and fixtures. We opted for open-plan workspaces. An atrium connects all adjoining areas to create a friendly and inspirational working environment. It also encourages interaction between the company’s various departments. All the company’s core functions are located around the atrium, which can be reached via a wide steel stairway. These include the boardroom, convention hall, communal areas, gardens, a restaurant and canteens. Wall space around the atrium is adorned with storey-high pictures depicting various aspects of Jumbo Shipping’s operations.
Materials and colour schemes selected for office interiors blend perfectly with the building’s exterior design and Jumbo’s identity. Bamboo has been used in several areas to create a warm, comfortable feel.