Originally designed in 1917 as a Ministry by Daniel E.C. Knuttel, B30 is an imposing structure with a strong, distinct architectural character and it is a Grade 1 listed building in the Netherlands.
The new design with its clear layout and architecture transforms the enclosed, hierarchical building into an open and inviting setting in line with a contemporary and state-of-the-art working environment.
B30 features an accessible and transparent public ground-floor, including restaurant, café, auditorium, library, meeting and seminar rooms. Here, a large atrium, with a new mosaic floor pattern, connects with the four upper floors, which accommodates the workspaces of various institutions.
B30 now gives space to contemporary ideas regarding government transparency, seen through the original design. A spatial expression of a shared vision that will inspire curiosity and invite research and debate.