Studio thonik

Best Implemented Creative Space Design

About the project
For one of the last vacant pieces of land on the Wibautstraat, the City of Amsterdam responded positively to Thonik’s proposal to allow end users from the creative sector to develop their own workplace here, arguing that this would contribute to a more small-scale and varied use of space
in the city. Together with MMX-architecten, Thonik designed and developed a striking building with a black-and-white striped facade. The design concept is clear and simple: uniform windows and facade panels repeated horizontally and vertically in a grid. The resulting taut orthogonal image is slashed by an external staircase that runs diagonally across and around the building, ending in a balcony at the top floor. The cladding of Trespa strips gives the the building a fresh,
graphical look. 

Grensstraat 47, 1091 SW Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Applicant and authors of the project
Creative passion is at the heart of Thonik’s practice.The Amsterdam based design collective, led by Nikki Gonnissen and Thomas Widdershoven, wants to add to the world in order to improve its visual quality and change its course. Working with likeminded and often long-term partners Thonik aims for social and political impact. Thonik adheres to a digital first design strategy. Moving images serve as stepping stones for campaigns, visual communication, graphic identity, interaction and motion.
Project by Thomas Widdershoven (Thonik) in collaboration with Arjan van Ruyven (MMX Architecten)

Other participants
Interior Design: Thomas Widdershoven and Nikki Gonnissen
Acoustic Wall: Simone Post with Fabric by Vlisco
Staircase: Envisions
Cabinets and Room Dividers: Bart Guldemond / Dave Keune
Curtains: Bas van Tol/ Vescom / De Kruijff
Furniture: Hans Lensvelt, Richard Hutten, Hay
Photography: © Ossip
Interior Design Undercover: Bas van Tol
Construction Management: NL Bouwmeesters
Contractor: van Schaik, Breukelen
Facade: Trespa
Facade Application: Michon
Installation Advice: Merosch