During the festive presentation of the Architectenweb
Awards 2020, The Platform in Amersfoort was awarded the title Office Building of the Year. The winner, a collaboration between Space Encounters
and Schipper Bosch
, was announced in an online event on Wednesday, October 28. We are proud of the contribution Slimline has made, with floor elements measuring up to 14,2 meters in length, to this award-winning flexible office building!
Free standing over an existing warehouse of the former Prodent factory, which now houses an online supermarket and a pop venue, The Platform was built: a flexible and non-conventional office, divided over two floors.
As a result of the corona pandemic, working from home has taken off. Several organizations have announced that they will keep working from home as an option after the crisis. That makes 'the office' even more of a meeting place than it already was. For that purpose, varied working landscapes on large floor areas are a good basis. The Platform is an example of what the office-as-a-flexible-meeting place can look like. According to the jury, a lot of thought has gone into the way people want to work when creating the layout of the building.
The three other nominated projects were Building part D (emountable) by cepezed, Vakwerkhuis by Vakwerk architecten and the Werkspoorfabriek by Zecc Architecten. All entries have been judged on social relevance, craftsmanship and degree of innovation.
The jury consisted of Thomas Dieben (architect and founder Krft), Marieke Kums (architect and founder of Studio MAKS), Gus Tielens (architect and founder Korth Tielens architecten), Bas van Dam (founder-director Being Development) and Annuska Pronkhorst (architectural historian and partner of Crimson Historians & Urbanists). The chairman of the jury is Tako Postma (architect, city architect Delft).
Learn more about the application of the Slimline floor system in The Platform on our project page.