Outside meets inside in the Atrium on Staalmanplein
On the Staalmanplein in the New-West area of Amsterdam, an apartment building for the elderly has recently been built. De Alliantie owns the building and Crodaan provides healthcare. Together with architect Caro van Dijk, Bureau B+B designed a meeting place on the first floor of the building. The large space is divided into intimate places and the interior atrium is connected with exterior terrace.
Bureau B+B and Caro van Dijk designed a tree bench that will be used both inside and outside. Even though the trees will be different, the similar objects create a connection between the inside and the outside.
The second connection between the inside and the outside is made by a multifunctional piece of furniture. It is a long, wooden object, containing several cupboards, booths and tables. The furniture extends from the atrium to the terrace, with an outdoor kitchenette on the far end.
In the five story high atrium, a curtain is suspended, on which a life size tree will be projected. The projection is dynamic. The tree changes during the day and the seasons, making the passing of time visible. Besides that, the curtain has a positive influence on the acoustics of the atrium.
- Location: Amsterdam, staalmanplein
- Client: Cordaan
- Partners: Caro van Dijk
Bureau B+B and Caro van Dijk designed a tree bench that will be used both inside and outside.
In the atrium, a curtain is suspended, on which a life size tree will be projected.
A multifunctional furniture piece
The large space is divided into intimate places