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The New G-Star RAW Headquarters Looks Like a Giant Airport Hangar

 - Apr 10, 2014
References: oma.eu & designboom
The OMA Architecture Firm recently unveiled the headquarters of G-Star RAW urban designer clothing company in Amsterdam. The new headquarters bring G-Star RAW's previously segregated facilities and operations into a single large building that is shaped like an airport hangar.

The three-storey facility has a facade constructed of glass and steel doors. These large, movable transparent wall components allow for a space called the 'RAW space' -- a multi-purpose zone that can be used for a variety of events including design workshops, corporate events and fashion shows.

An astonishing amount of attention to detail was employed in coming up with the various structural and design elements of the building. For example, since G-Star RAW's denim operations deal with a lot of dark-colored materials, the building's base was designed to face north to take advantage of ample light for viewing deep-dyed textiles.


Photo Credits: designboom, oma.eu