Bursting with original industrial character
Franklin Offshore makes – and the name says it all – steel cables for offshore companies, among other things. One of the largest offshore companies in the world ended up in the old shipyard of RDM, now owned by the Port of Rotterdam Authority. Sprank was commissioned to do the interior design for this new accommodation.
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A beautiful warehouse like this offers many possibilities. But, of course, it's also a challenge to make sure you don't feel lost in the enormous space of such a large warehouse. We wanted to create atmosphere and intimacy in this warehouse. Without it getting fussy or cluttery of course. We sometimes have to do a bit of puzzling with such a problem. You just have to take the time to think about it and let the ideas gradually come about by getting a feeling for how you could utilise this kind of space.
We incorporated many historical elements into the building that were all aesthetically beautiful, such as a beam that became a bridge construction for a meeting room. You can see the old dimensions of the SS Rotterdam on the meeting room ceiling. But we also added history. We made a large acoustic wall with a beautiful old photo of Heijplaat on it.
A large warehouse that is nevertheless atmospheric, in which aesthetically beautiful historical elements have been preserved.