project type: workspaces, collective businesses
area: 21.750 m2
client: PFC² Envelopment BV
designer: allard architecture
collaborators: Eek & Ruijgrok BV (concept)
consultants: project management: PFC² Envelopmet BV
structural engineer: Oostingh Staalbouw BV
photography: Janus van den Eijnden
The Minervahaven port is considered an informal, raw, yet characteristic place in Amsterdam, and is the site of ‘Het Dak’. The location offers a unique combination of urban and industrial typologies, where architecture can rise amidst the contrasting elements of the fresh ocean side and the crude industrial work sphere.
Based on the sketches of Piet Hein Eek, Het Dak is composed of two building sectors and a linking central axis, which all lays beneath the predominating all/encompassing roof. The steel structure allows for flexibility within the interior layout, with ample space for work units. Within its construction grid, lines lay the foundation for modules, which can be arranged in a multitude of ways. These modules, or units, will be used as work spaces, and can be customized to meet the needs of its users.
Allard Meine Jansen and Piet Hein Eek publically present Het Dak for the first time at the 2011 Provada conference. Original sketches by Piet Hein Eek.