2020 GFD 🏆 Awards

Special Mention: Kattendijk Office by Lucas Freire Architecture

The  ground floor of this tower designed by David Chipperfield was still empty. Our clients purchased it to turn it into an office space, by the water.

Special Mention- Global Future Design Awards 2020
Firm | Lucas Freire Architecture
Architect/Designer | Pedro Lucas Freire

Category | Office Building Built
Team | Pedro Lucas Freire, Kelvin Obi
Country | Belgium
Photographer/Copyright | ©Pedro Lucas Freire

©Pedro Lucas Freire

This prime location of Antwerp, Belgium is located alongside a long dock, shared by several towers.

At a new cluster of expansion for the city, it’s surrounded by high-end design facilities and it it blends in with its influences of japanese and scandinavian design.

The office plan works in a U-shape around the core of the tower. One end serves an accounting company and the other one as a co-working area.

The corridor serves access to the meeting rooms, kitchen and bathrooms. The work stations are found at its both ends.

The presence of oak is visible and the homogeneity of the policoncrete, allied with the bright walls, brings some references of contemporary japanese office spaces.

The design was thought to be minimalistic and honest. Using natural materials as much as possible.

Besides the wood colour, all other colours in this project’s palette have been kept neutral, to bring out the warmth of the oak.