Amsterdam World Trade Center, Amsterdam
2002 – 2004
In 2004 Nauta Dutilh Lawyers/Notaries/Tax Consultants moved their main office to the new WTC Tower IV at the Amsterdam World Trade Centre, a building designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. The building’s architecture is very neutral in appearance, and this was the reason for Nauta Dutilh’s decision to give their own defined identity and ‘twist’ to the interior. MVSA was commissioned to design the whole office interior.
Most of Tower IV, namely the west, north and east wings, is occupied by Nauta Dutilh. The west and east wings are rectangular towers containing the office floors and conference rooms. Between them lies the more extrovert, public part the building. The main entrance, reception, the library, the prestigious waiting lounges, restaurant, bar and coffee corner are found here.
The central hall has two entrances, one at the north facade from the Strawinskylaan, the other from the central courtyard of WTC Tower IV. The latter has an escalator to overcome the height difference to the Strawinskylaan.
The connections to the office floors are on both sides of this open space. The furnishing emphasise this distinction between the introvert and extravert parts of the interior. Following this principle, the office floors and conference spaces have dark floors with white cabinets and walls while, on the other hand, the heart of the building has light coloured floors with dark cabinets and walls. The basic materials are wood, natural stone and stainless steel, to emphasise the organisation’s collective nature. Colour accents are added to show the employees’ individuality. These colour accents are also reflected in the furniture and upholstery.