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Acato, an internet design agency, grew weary of their workplaces being proper above a fishmonger, so the corporate employed Rotterdam-based mostly BBVH Architects to rework a nineteenth Century church constructing into their new workplaces within the middle of The Hague. The constructing was dilapidated and didn’t meet any of as we speak’s codes for security, sustainability, or consolation, which led to BBVH giving the property a serious refurbishment.
First precedence was eradicating the maze-like hallways and areas and designing two units of stairs that gave them the power to divide the constructing into three separate models. The church corridor turned the workplaces of Acato whereas the three flooring on the entrance of the constructing was two flats.
The tall ceilings within the church allowed for a focus, metal staircase coated in wooden that results in the brand new assembly room that was as soon as a choir balcony.
The partitions have been insulated and new double glass home windows have been put in to make the area extra snug. Beneath the ground, seashells have been put in to assist with insulation and to regulate humidity.
The price range was tight in order that they sought easy options to overtake the area. The used shiny yellow paint and stay crops to liven the inside up and stored all of it vibrant and ethereal.
Photographs by Luuk Kramer.