RoosRos Architecten has developed a contemporary office building and a storage unit for Sanibell, manufacturer of quality ceramic hygiene ware, in Oud-Beijerland, The Netherlands. With an appearance of being constructed from stacked white blocks, edged in black, the immaculate façade of the building is an ideal representation of the Sanibell philosophy and product repertoire. However, the closed off exterior is not without character – a straight edged water reservoir at the front of the building gives the illusion that the building is floating. The project is comprised of two main areas, a 500m2 office space and 1,500m2 storage hall providing an extremely attractive workspace which is underpinned by a focus on functionality.
The interior of the building is an unexpected contrast to the exterior, with structural elements left bare and exposed, yet the black and white colour scheme continues to demand an outstanding level of finish – particularly on the free-form helical staircase by EeStairs which acts as the centrepiece of the office space. The team at Sanibell wanted a genuinely awe-inspiring feature staircase – and EeStairs used one of their latest innovations, the ‘EeSoffit’ to help the architects achieved this goal. At the end of each stacked block are floor to ceiling windows that allow light and views to flood the interior. Even the orientation of the building has been considered so that the best views can be enjoyed. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by RoosRos Architecten]