Alkmaar City Office
For the redecoration of Alkmaars city office I had the honor to collaborate with architectural firm Proof of the Sum. How to translate Alkmaars identity back to the building in a surprising way? 90’s small boxy offices were removed and transparency made its appearance. Meeting rooms became glass sliding doors which gives you an enormous viewpoint in this 130 meters long building. By opening and closing these glass doors, images will move and appear. I visualized the history of Alkmaar in a fun and abstract way to surprise the users in their daily routines. When having a meeting in the polder or the oldest, still playable organ of the Netherlands.
Symbols for public signing, just a little different.
A disabled toilet? Let’s make it less negative and make it a unisex toilet to name it MV, Man/Vrouw.
The ladies we call ‘V’ of ‘Vrouw’. And the gents ‘M’ of ‘Man’.
Writable walls with dividing lines of typical alkmaar buildings.
On these images you can see the silhouette of the ‘Accijnstoren’, ‘Huis met de schopjes’ and the ‘Waaggebouw’.