Portaal Offices – Utrecht

  • Client Portaal,
  • Year 2013
  • Location Utrecht, Netherlands,
  • Industry Real Estate Services,
  • Dutch housing corporation Portaal has an attractive new Utrecht-based headquarters designed by Concern. A key goal of the project was to make the space comfortable and inviting for both employees and guests.

    Concern notes the following about the project:

    “The task for Concern: furnish four floors of office space, with workspace for 272 staff members, including a library, document centre, workshops, restaurant and cafe.

    The House of Portaal is designed not only to perform as a physical space, but also to develop the relationship between management and staff, while promoting a high level of personal responsiblity.

    some of the biggest changes have been made in the heart of the building, where a newly created open space connects all four floors. This space promotes an open working atmosphere and better communication. The visual connection between the floors is emphasized by consistent use of materials and the repetition of interior elements.

    Concern is responisble for the concept and design phases of the interior for each of the work floors and special elements, including made to measure furnishings. Furthermore, Concern worked closely with the architects concerning various structural elements such as the vide, the core and the restaurant kitchen.”

    Design: Concern
    Photography: Gilian Schrofer, Valerie Ardini