The OZW health care and well-being training institute provides health care training for intermediate and higher level vocational training programmes and university programmes. The institute did not want a building with fl oors piled on top of each other, but preferred an environment that would challenge users to make contact. In addition, each site was to have its own identity. Space and colour create uniformity, transparency and individuality. The building is conceived as a ever-changing landscape, with atria that direct one through the building gradually and diagonally. Long sight lines guarantee overviews and contact and unite departments and fl oors. Each atrium has its own colour. Together, these make a rainbow of colours. The hovering lecture hall that is fully clad in purple cloth is a special feature. The utility core is included in the colour pattern. The furniture was chosen in close consultation with the users and supports the identities of the various departments.
Interior OZW VU University Amsterdam
VU University Amsterdam
interior design for OZW, training centre for health care and welfare services”
Royal Haskoning, Nijmegen (construction), Sweegers en de Bruijn B.V., Den Bosch (installations)
J.P van Eesteren, Amsterdam