Sony Offices – Amsterdam

  • Client Sony,
  • size 8,611 sqft
  • Year 2017
  • Location Amsterdam, Netherlands,
  • Industry Film / Media / Publishing,
  • Beyond Space opened up the magnificent views of a 1960s building to design an engaging office space for Sony located in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    A’DAM stands for Amsterdam Dance And Music. The recently renovated 60s icon, located on the banks of the IJ river, is home to several nightclubs and leading international music companies including Massive Music, Wink, ID&T, Gibson and now Sony Music Entertainment.

    We freed the magnificent views from obstruction by placing enclosed functions near the core of the floor plan, also allowing the concrete facade to claim the spotlight. A homage to the experience of music, the core resembles the inside of an amplifier, the stairs double as a bar, and the vinyl boardroom table transforms to a DJ-booth. Paying special attention to the lighting system, LED strips placed on the grid ceiling illuminate the acoustic spray, creating a hyper-diffuse light effect, eliminating shadows.

    While in the music industry, work and play are very much intertwined, the design seeks to separate the two and give each their own space. This way, one can either be fully focussed at work or fully relaxed at play. We emphasised this division through a radical material palette: grey and green, and nothing in between.

    Design: Beyond Space
    Design Team: Remi Versteeg, Joost Baks Stijn de Weerd, Gijs Baks, Daniel Ankoné, Daan van Gool
    Contractor: Roord Binnenbouw
    Photography: Peter Tijhuis