Filmacademie Amsterdam

2014 – until present
School and backoffices / studios, Amsterdam
4800 m2 / 2400 m2,  420 students

The renovation of the Film Academy was a challenging project. Inside this imposing, enclosed building, designed by Koen van Velsen was a need for space, contact and openness. With respect for the minimalistic design and restrained use of materials, we worked with the fire compartmentation, the corridor structure and voids so we could find over 200 square meters of extra space. In addition, we enhanced the use of space by allowing departments to overlap, thus creating more contact and interaction. The renovated interior is rough, blank and opinionated. Much as its students, and the building. Design classics stand alongside innovative designs and recycled furniture.