Room on the Roof

PrizeWinner in Interior Design / Public Spaces
Firm LocationOuder-Amstel, Netherlands
CompanyI29 Interior Architects
Design Team i29 interior architects
ClientDe Bijenkorf

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.

Bio
i29 interior architects is a creative and versatile design studio. We believe in simplicity and contradiction. The result of being selective is that you have to push each choice to the limit. It also provides a field of tension, and energy to a space. But more importantly it leaves you with a charismatic environment. i29 stands for a work ethic that leads to design solutions dependent neither on expensive materials nor on technical show. We look for choices that answer to multiple questions at the same time. They should tell a conceptual story about the company, the space and its users.