Architects: de Jong Gortemaker Algra Architects
Location: Teleportboulevard, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Area: 25,000 sqm
Photographs: Christian Richters
Collaborators: Maurits Algra, Tycho Saariste, Sebastiaan Luiten, Franke van den Broek
Construction: Van Rossum
Interior: de Jong Gortemaker Algra
From the architect. The office building for Dutch telecom company KPN is located in Amsterdam Sloterdijk, an area characterized by dull and non-explicit office blocks. The design for the KPN building presents itself as an autonomous, yet dynamic object fitting within the urban fabric. To build a flexibel and sustainable building with optimal daylight has been the main goal from the start of the project.
The square plot is bound by the Teleportboulevard with the main entrance on one side and the railway Haarlem-Amsterdam on the other side on which the parking entrance is located. Urban regulations demanded a seven storey building for the entire plot. The height difference in the terrain was used in an optimal
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