Elkien Heerenveen
Erikjan Koopmans

Elkien Heerenveen

OAK - One of a kind as Architects

We are proud to have transformed Elkien's existing 2500 m2 office in Heerenveen by creating a completely new working environment that centres around collaboration, sustainability and hybrid working.

photo_credit Erikjan Koopmans
Erikjan Koopmans

Our team of experts worked closely with Elkien to understand their employees' needs and preferences, which allowed us to create a workspace that caters to every function and activity. With the transition to remote work, the new office had to become a place for meeting and collaboration. Therefore, we created a work cafe on the first floor, where employees can enjoy lunch, informal meetings and work in one of the many train booths; Additionally, we designed enclosed concentration workspaces, formal and informal meeting rooms, an exclusive scrum area and presentation rooms.

photo_credit Erikjan Koopmans
Erikjan Koopmans

At Oak, we value the importance of circularity, and, as usual, we have utilized plant life to incorporate a natural and relaxing environment throughout the whole office. We focused on sound insulation and air quality while incorporating a variety of real plants, natural materials, and daring colours that match our unique approach – with every detail taken care of. We take pride in integrating biobased materials wherever possible, including the wall paint, which we have used for this project. Our circular design approach showed us the materials and furnishings we could retain following improvements, minimizing waste and helping the environment.

photo_credit Erikjan Koopmans
Erikjan Koopmans

At Oak, we believe in offering our clients a complete service from start to finish. Thus, we collaborated with Zwartwoud to realize this project, ensuring that our clients' needs were met every step of the way. We design and execute, and our tailor-made approach guarantees that your ideal workspace becomes a reality.

photo_credit Erikjan Koopmans
Erikjan Koopmans

We cannot wait to bring your design vision to life.

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