The De hood designed by Atelier Kempe Thill is located in Osdorp, Netherlands. The public green with its dominated tree canopy becomes part of the interior and generously extends the small space to the outside. This effect is enhanced by the modest interior design and the greyish colour scheme. Used as a ‘public living room’ of the neighbourhood, activities on the inside are well visible and stimulate the direct interaction with the public space.
On the upper floor is the Community Hall. In order to realise the desired multi-functionality and neutrality, it has a fully closed façade and forms a hermetic and introspective space. Its desired, very neutral appearance is offset by its generous ceiling height and two skylights that illuminated the space naturally. The room is deliberately kept modest with whitish colours in order to maximise the effect of the skylights on the interior. With this, the hall is given a very specific character without limiting its multi-functionality.