[i29 - Felix Meritis - COVER IMG] i29 / Ewout Huibers

Felix Meritis

Firm LocationOuder-Amstel, Netherlands
Project location Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Design Teami29, MATH, Verlaan&Bouwstra, Marcia Sookha, B3 Bouwadviseurs, Lichtconsult

Felix Meritis is a unique building on Keizersgracht Amsterdam that was originally built in 1788 for a society of scientists, artists and entrepreneurs during intellectual movement "The Enlightenment". A new distinct and charismatic design by i29 was inspired by the rich history of the building, where every space refers to a specific period in time. The goal was to show diversity and to give all rooms their own identity, just as in 1788 each department was given its own place. Together they form a collection of colorful characters.