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Office expansion De Nijs

Designing craftsmanship

Office expansion De Nijs, Warmenhuizen

In accord with the philosophy of contractor De Nijs, LEVS produced a pure design, with the kind of detailed craftsmanship that only De Nijs dares to take up, and with wooden window frames that embody the contracting company’s own clarity and robustness. The pavilions’ wooden facade rests on a corten steel frame, which partially submerges in a green mount. Amidst the wild grasses that cover the rooftops, and hidden inside a wooden sculpture, stands an air-cooled heat-pump.

Spelen met licht

Inside the corridor that connects the old and new offices, wall and window have changed places; a closed wall floats above the floor, where light enters through low windows. This turns the hallway into a gallery where visitors can see De Nijs’s recent projects. Two remarkable windows in the corridor lighten the hallways of the new pavilions.

Bedrijfsproces leidend

One of the pavilions facilitates De Nijs and their partners with ample space to work on BIM-projects. The other pavilion has become the office’s new administrative center. The new pavilions thereby free the old site to concentrate on the company’s primary focus: building. Centrally located meeting-rooms enable efficient interactions and reflect the integral approach of today’s building practices.


Bouwbedrijf M.J. de Nijs en Zonen
600 m² office space expansion
Adriaan Mout, Jurriaan van Stigt, Marianne Loof
Ingeborg van Lent, Martijn Tjassens Keiser
2012 – 2016
Bouwbedrijf M.J. de Nijs en Zonen
Landscape design
Vos Tuin en Landschap
LEVS, architecten, Architectuurfotografen / Fedde de Weert