Located in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Blaak 31 was designed by KCAP Architects & Planners, The majority of the floor space is used by a legal and tax service provider for whom interior architects Fokkema & Partners designed the interior. Blaak 31 is part of a series of new projects which form part of the urban regeneration of Laurenskwartier in the centre of Rotterdam.
Blaak 31 is situated on a prominent corner next to Blaak metro and train station alongside Rotterdam’s future Market Hall, also a development of Provast. This striking and historically significant location lacked urban intimacy. KCAP’s design responds providing a transparent and lively street frontage housing public functions like a café and a library.
The interior layout has an open structure with large flexible office floors combined with atriums and large stairs to enable communication and interaction, and encourage an informal working atmosphere as requested by the user. The predominately natural materials support a personal, quiet and transparent working environment.