Werf 35 in Hilversum, historically an industrial area used as a municipal yard, has undergone renovations, including the transformation of the Stookplaats building. The site, originally a plaster factory during World War I, was expanded by the municipality and now houses the Stookplaats.
As part of the renovations, the historic halls where materials like road salt were stored in the past is refurbished. Designated as a municipal monument, the Stookplaats sought to complement and expand its current purpose.
The owner, Medianest, approached Respace with this challenge. They were looking for a solution to transform the historic buildings into pleasant workspaces for entrepreneurs in the creative industry while preserving their historical value in a sustainable manner.
The Stookplaats will utilize Respace's box-in-box system. This choice was made because it aligns with the requirements set by the monuments commission and allows the building to be used in its authentic state as much as possible. The box-in-box system creates space for entrepreneurship, socializing, and a catering establishment. With the dynamic nature of the box-in-box system, the Stookplaats can adapt to future developments in the coming years.
The interior design process involves collaboration with M1 architects, JP van Eesteren, the current tenants' needs, and the building owners.