Rembrandt Park One
The Rembrandt Park One building in Amsterdam West has been redeveloped into a sustainable high end office building with public functions. New connections are key to the design. A proposed route and passage will connect the East and West, park and city, work and leisure. With two additional floors and a novel glass pavilion along the waterside, the redevelopment brings new life to the Rembrandtpark.
Originally designed by Frederik Willem de Vlaming in 1967, the iconic structure formerly known as Ringpark has a prominent place between the A10 ring road and the beautiful ponds of the Rembrandtpark. Simultaneously, the building acts as a wall between the park and Amsterdam New-West. The design for the redevelopment and sustainable renovation builds upon existing qualities and adds new layers to it. The somewhat closed and distant appearance is transformed completely, with connection and openness as key values.
New passage and pavilion
The ground floor facades are opened and fully glazed to add an inviting face to the building. Along the existing parking lot on its west side, the greenery of the park is continued around the building to stretch the park all the way to the highway viaduct. A new passage through the building and an added bridge crossing for the pond will enhance the connections and liveliness of the park.
Along the ground floor of the proposed route, a brand-new building volume with distinctive canopies stretches out underneath the existing structure. As well as its novel entrances, it will house shared facilities like a coffee bar, co-working area, and two different restaurants, which stimulate people to socialize and synergize. The building volume continues to the waterside on the east, where a new glass pavilion with a restaurant and terrace has been built. This public diner is open to everyone and boasts beautiful views of the park.
Each space in the Rembrandt Park One building has a expressive view on the surrounding park
Thom Zijlstra | Principal architect
The lower floor’s communal interior spaces and public restaurant are in harmony with the building’s original character. Warm and soft hues match the travertine façade and add a softer layer to it. There are plenty of spaces for informal encounters as well as alternative working areas. The strong material palette enhances the inviting and public atmosphere of the space.
The office floors are completely stripped for a more sustainable renovation. The soaring ceiling heights and expressive concrete structure staunchly define the interiors. With 24.000m² of programmable space, it is equipped to host a diverse array of companies, from start-ups to multinationals. The iconic value of the building is magnified by two additional glass floors on the roof. Transparent façades will offer stunning panoramas over the city and reiterate Rembrandtpark’s status on the Amsterdam map.
HofmanDujardin was commissioned by Boelens de Gruyter and Round Hill Capital. The sustainable redevelopment resulted in a BREEAM® Excellent certificate for the building, which will be named after its location: Rembrandtpark. It is part of a masterplan for the South-West part of the park, designed by KCAP.
Rembrandt Park One
Transformation of the modernistic RIngpark Building
Round Hill Capital
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Architecture, Renovation, Architecture Interventions, Interior Design and Restaurant Design
Barbara Dujardin, Michiel Hofman, Thom Zijlstra, Maik Peters, Nuno Urbano, Iker Hernández Oñativia, Marc van Kaam, Joana Barriocanal, Nagore Fernandez, Zsófia Muzsnai
Boelens de Gruyter
Boelens de Gruyter
Van Rossum Ingenieurs
Advisor mechanical installations
DuraVermeer Renovatie Midden West