Forming a welcoming gateway to the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences campus, the new Jakoba Mulderhuis building bridges the academic world and the city. It gracefully embraces the past through a dynamic relationship with its surroundings, while its flexible interior leaves space to accommodate future educational requirements. Advancing the notion of furthering knowledge through personal exchanges, a high degree of transparency and fluidity places meetings and accidental encounters at the heart of the building, in our soaring, light-filled atrium.

Designed by Powerhouse Company together with Architekten Cie and Marc Koehler Architects, the new university center houses facilities for disciplines from building engineering to aviation. These are revealed to each other – and encouraged to mix – by the soft edges of the atrium. Each department has its own floor, with a showcase terrace forming its lively public face. Through this intervention, the building embodies the concept of further knowledge through human interaction. 

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