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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

New European HQ Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by MVSA Architects

 
January 6th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: MVSA Architects 

In designing a new European HQ for PVH Europe: Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger, we were inspired by the waterfront location. The former port turned creative hub shares the IJ with two contemporary landmark buildings: the EYE film museum and Muziekgebouw aan t ’IJ. We realized that our own building could complete a stunning architectural triangle.

exterior view, Image Courtesy © Ronald Tilleman

exterior view, Image Courtesy © Ronald Tilleman

  • Architects: MVSA Architects (Wouter Thijssen)
  • Project: New European HQ Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger
  • Location: Danzigerkade 165, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Albert Bakker, Ronald Tilleman and Barwerd van der Plas
  • Client: PVH Europe (Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger)
  • Interior design: Dan O’Kelly Studio, PVH, Creative Services, MVSA Architects, Amsterdam
  • Developer: Heren 2, Amsterdam
  • Contractor: HerenBouw, Amsterdam
  • Constructive engineer: Van Rossum bv
  • Installations: Huisman & van Muijen
  • Real estate consultant: Appelhoven, Amsterdam
  • Programme: 12.000m² showrooms and offices
  • Completion: 2016

Image Courtesy © MVSA Architects

Image Courtesy © MVSA Architects

We designed a slightly cantilevered volume of 12 floors which includes up to 12,000 square meters of showrooms and offices. Doubling the usual permitted height gave our building a commanding presence. Its oblique lines create dynamism, while gracefully suggesting the form of a ship. Gleaming white aluminium and steel add to the maritime effect.

exterior view north east corner, Image Courtesy © Albert Bakker

exterior view north east corner, Image Courtesy © Albert Bakker

“We combined a sensational and sophisticated design with spacious lounge decks and rooftop terraces which gives it a very dynamic look that fits the unique location,” according to MVSA project architect Wouter Thijssen.

exterior detail, Image Courtesy © Ronald Tilleman

exterior detail, Image Courtesy © Ronald Tilleman

For the interior of the building we developed an open plan layout with transparent walls. By making communication easy, the building will engender an industrious ambience whenever required. And with the exceptional degree of flexibility, we made it possible that presentations come to light in every sense of the expression.

entrance lobby, Image Courtesy © Barwerd van der Plas

entrance lobby, Image Courtesy © Barwerd van der Plas

Each floor will offer superb vistas over the city of Amsterdam and the surrounding waters. The large roof terrace on top of the building is a reward for every client and business relation visiting the new Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger European Headquarters.

Image Courtesy © MVSA Architects

Image Courtesy © MVSA Architects

Image Courtesy © MVSA Architects

Image Courtesy © MVSA Architects

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