Netherlands Embassy_Berlin
Client_Netherlands Government
Architect_OMA
Program_8.500m2: offices 4.800m2; housing 1.500m2; parking 2.200m2
Commenced_1997 completed_2003

Jenny Jones_Interior project architect from concept development to production information

A study of mass, void, circulation, Miesian values and programmatic arithmetic

The generic Miesian office cube is invaded by the trajectory! The trajectory is a device that stabilizes, ( it’s structural) breathes, ( it’s pressurised and pushes air to the accomodation ) delivers ( it’s the circulation spine ) orientates ( it’s zig zag path links contextual views of Berlin to each other ) and is dematerialised ( always aluminium internally and wood externally - break the rules if it’s glass )

Team_Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon (Partners in charge) Michelle Howard, Gro Bonesmo, Erik Schotte, Beth Margulis, Anu Leinonen, Daan Ooievaar, Adrianne Fisher, Robert Choeff, Christian Muller, Oliver Schutte, Fernando Romero Havaux, Matthias Hollwich, Katrin Thorhauer, Barbara Wolff, Bruce Fisher, Anne Filson, Udo Garritzman, Jenny Jones, Shadi Rahbaran, Mette Bos, Adam Kurdahl, Stan Aarts, Julien Desmedt, Annick Hess, Rombout Loman, Antti Lassila, Thomas Kolbasenko, Moritz von Voss, Paolo Costa, Carolus Traenkner, Susanne Manthey, Christiane Sauer, Tammo Prinz, Nils Lindhorst, Felix Thomas, Bill Price, Marc Guinand

Structure_Royal Haskoning / Arup Berlin
Services_Huygen Elwako / Arup Berlin
Project Management_Royal Haskoning
Fire_Hosser Hass + Partner, Berlin
Lighting_OVI, Washington DC, Berlin
Curtains_Inside-Outside, Petra Blaisse