Greenberg Traurig is an international law firm with 41 offices in key commercial centres around the world. In Amsterdam, it is located on the fourth floor of the Hirsch building at the Leidseplein square in the bustling city centre. COARE Architecture was responsible for its design.
This monumental building has had various uses, but was originally designed as a haute couture fashion house. The five meter high ceilings are a reminder of its history. The windows were positioned high in the wall to prevent the labourers from being distracted by the outside world. The design for Greenberg Traurig features a two-metre high computer floor that conceals the installations while at the same time enables views onto the street. From here, the height to the ceiling is three meter so the interior still has a spacious feel.
The design consists of different rooms, each with their own character. The rooms are centred around a central area where people can meet and share experiences. The lively work café with a casual, café-like ambiance is also a place where employees can gather away from individual desks. Special details are the EOX XXL lamp by the Danish design company VITA, acoustic boards (whiteboards containing sound-absorbing material), a gigantic table that was transported from the Leidseplein and hoisted inside with a crane, and a self-watering green wall which makes for a spectacular eye-catcher.