Room on the Roof

Prize Winner in Interior Design / Public Spaces
Firm LocationOuder-Amstel, Netherlands
CompanyI29 Interior Architects
Lead Designeri29 interior architects
Design Team i29 interior architects

De Bijenkorf initiated an Artist in Residence project, entitled ‘Room On The Roof’. The department store has invited artists, writers, musicians, architects and designers to take part in the program. Room On The Roof is located in the small tower on de Bijenkorf in Amsterdam, a unique spot in the historic heart of the city that has been converted into a cultural haven. Together with the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, de Bijenkorf invites national and international artists to work on their projects in the studio, ranging from performances, poetry and light art to dance, music, film and photography. Room On The Roof is fully equipped for the artists, with a telescope for enjoying panoramic views of the city, a bed for dreaming, a special menu for meals, and its Dam Square location providing a source of inspiration. The works resulting from time spent in Room On The Roof will be shared with the public. This could be through an exhibition in the store windows, an online live performance or an installation in or around de Bijenkorf.