Hourglass, designed by Dam & Partners, in collaboration with Powerhouse Company for office interiors, forms a natural connection between the existing Zuidas and the Knowledge Quarter of the VU university and its medical centre, the VUmc. 

The multifunctional character of the building complements the existing and planned functions. The shape of the building, the light stone façade and the warm materials lend Hourglass a timeless and international appeal. The monumentality – in the form of sloping natural stone facades with glass incisions - is reinforced by the positioning of the windows in the facade: standing upright for optimum reflection. The building is inspired by the geometric artworks of Romanian sculptor Constantin Brâncusi and shaped – as the name suggests – like an hourglass.

Using Format