kraaijvanger architects turns CIC rotterdam's offices into an urban jungle

kraaijvanger architects turns CIC rotterdam's offices into an urban jungle

in the design that kraaijvanger architects created in collaboration with CIC rotterdam’s own design team, over 100 new offices, meeting rooms and hangouts have a completely new urban jungle look and feel with a focus on health, sustainability, and innovation. this is emphasized by the many colorful meeting rooms, the secret room and a huge diversity in office spaces.

all images © stijn poelstra



plants play a big part within the urban jungle of cambridge innovation center. they purify, humidify the air and make the working environment healthier: in the whole office innovative green applications can be found, such as the tubegardens in the hallways, the plant wall and the newly developed plantchandeliers by green fortune with automatic watering in the kitchen. kraaijvanger architects also collaborated with arttenders which integrated art from local artists and studio spass was involved to give a unique interpretation to the urban jungle living room.



for kraaijvanger architects transformation is one of the most important steps forward to a sustainable future for existing buildings. the studio’s ideal is a building that supplies energy, purifies air and water, offers space for biodiversity and produces no waste. kraaijvanger team tries to achieve this by using as many healthy and reusable materials as it can and making all the cycles in the building as conclusive (water, materials, food, energy, and air) as possible.


project info:


design team: vincent van der meulen, hanneke van der heijden, eveline withagen, endo roelofsma, and design team cic

main contractor: verwol interieur realisatie


building management: for real / jll
consultant electrical and mechanical engineering: h2o bouwmanagement
lichtontwerp: lichtvormgevers
green design and implementation: green fortune
electrical and mechanical engineer: bosman


lights: lichtvormgevers
green planters: green fortune
artwork: studio spass via arttenders
woven vinyl flooring: bolon
carpet tiles: interface
underlayment: finifloor/jumpax
concrete poured flooring: duramique flooring
ceramic floor and wall tiles: mosa tiles
marmoleum flooring: forbo marmoleum
steel floortrims: schluter/gradus
antislip vinyl flooring: altro flooring
printed carpet tiles: printsvanoranje
glazed partitioning system: verwol
acoustic solid metal stud walls: verwol
felt fabric: fraster felt
exposed ceiling: relius benelux
metal meshed ceiling rafts: armstrong
acoustic ceiling: ecophon

photography: stijn poelstra | stijnstijl fotografie


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edited by: maria erman | designboom

  • Design team: Vincent van der Meulen, Hanneke van der Heijden, Eveline Withagen, Endo Roelofsma, and design team CIC

    Main Contractor: Verwol Interieur Realisatie

    Buildingmanagement: For Real / JLL
    Consultant electrical and mechanical engineering: H2O Bouwmanagement
    Lichtontwerp: Lichtvormgevers
    Green design and implementation: Green Fortune
    Electrical and mechanical engineer: Bosman

    Lights: Lichtvormgevers
    Green planters: Green Fortune
    Artwork: Studio Spass via Arttenders
    Woven vinyl flooring: Bolon
    Carpet tiles: Interface
    Underlayment: Finifloor/Jumpax
    Concrete poured flooring: Duramique Flooring
    Ceramique floor and wall tiles: Mosa Tiles
    Marmoleum flooring: Forbo Marmoleum
    Steel floortrims: Schluter/Gradus
    Antislip vinyl flooring: Altro Flooring
    Printed carpet tiles: Printsvanoranje
    Glazed partitioning system: Verwol
    Acoustic solid metal stud walls: Verwol
    Felt fabric: Fraster Felt
    Exposed ceiling: Relius Benelux
    Metal meshed ceiling rafts: Armstrong
    Acoustic ceiling: Ecophon

    Photo Credits© Stijn Poelstra | Stijnstijl Fotografie

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