News from our home base Amsterdam: Waternet, the company responsible for keeping Amsterdam’s canals clean and free from rubbish, just got a new, floating, office which rises and falls with the water level.
The three-story building was designed by Amsterdam-based Attika architects. The structure has a timber frame and its thatched facade is made from reed. According to the architects “the building’s shape is basic and bold”, while “the reed of the facade represents water purification, being the very essence of the Waternet company.”
The 875 square meters floor area contains office space, a canteen and showers and locker rooms in the underwater basement. The ‘ark’ is currently located at the northern part of Amsterdam’s harbours, but if needed the office will simply sail to its next location.