The Rijkswaterstaat Head Office Reflects the Brand's Identity

By: Christopher DeLuca - Published: Jun 4, 2011 • References: 24h-architecture and archdaily
The Rijkswaterstaat Head Office, designed by 24H Architecture, plays with different faces that reflect the brand's identity. The building is pushing sustainable design practice forward with its innovations.

The Rijkswaterstaat Head Office, located in the Netherlands, is stunning in its ability to integrate three completely divergent concepts into one cohesive structure. On the side facing the highway, the architects created a large wall to block out noise, where greenery will grow. Another side has wood beams that encourage a sense of openness. The building's primary entrance employs the use of a lot of glass.

The Rijkswaterstaat Head Office brilliantly melds together different concepts to create one very unique building. This type of design solution is anything but cookie-cutter and is unlikely to be reused for other, more typical office buildings.