The connection that has been made with the merger of two water authorities to form the Drents Overijsselse Delta Water Authority, we have visibly and tangibly continued in the design for the new head office. The wooden walkway connects the outside with the inside, the podium in the restaurant continues outside and the new loft connects the ground floor with the first floor. As a result, the entrance and adjacent restaurant with meeting and work area has become spacious, open and inviting.

In the new workplace concept, the living room is the place where employees meet. Each living room is unique and connects the two office wings of the building. Where the living rooms are colorful, the working environment is calm and has a uniform basis: pebble-shaped spaces, color gradient in carpet and area rugs and a lot of glass. This creates a pleasant variety of atmospheres: exactly what the water board wanted.

Photography: Niki Polman

Projectteam Studio Groen+Schild:
Ellen Schild, Ester Schreibelt, Wilfred van Westerhuis, Rosanne Bommartini, Thijs Bongers