Netherlands based design firm Studio 1:1 just added a super cool new project to their portfolio. The team of architects and designers came together to create the ICT Experience Center De Verdieping, “An area where teachers, rectors and managers from the educational sector can get inspired by the latest development in the ICT sector,” Studio 1:1 Explained.
This whole project came to birth at the hands of Studio 1:1′s clients, Stichting Kennisnet, which is a local educational institution in ICT. “Kennisnet offers, as public ict-support organization, every educational institution in the primary- secondary- and vocational education, independent expertise and free services with efficient use of ICT (Information and communications technology).”
Kennisnet headquarters is on a series of floors in an industrial building in Netherlands, up until now, their third floor has been empty. Studio 1:1 came into the picture because the educators needed a place to experiment with their theories.
The architects explained that “their aim was to create one location, in their head office, where the ‘ambassadors ‘ from different educational levels could come.”
The design program called for a place where at least 30 people can educate in learn in the space at one time, at least 5 flexible work spaces which would fit 6 people max, and space for storage of extra chairs and tables. The designers wanted to create a colorful and dynamic space while fitting all of Kennisnet’s functional needs to facilitate experiments.
Three super cool walls were created using innovative materials, interesting acoustic such as panel of second-hand keyboard keys, and fluorescent LED lighting were placed parallel to the print-lines on the floor as walking routes throughout the level, and straight couches from soft foam and an enlarged blue internet-plug out of Styrofoam were all used to create the innovative space!
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