StartdockRotterdam

A NEW HUB IN ROTTERDAM

Startdock is a co-working space founded in Amsterdam. Startdock thrives around five core values, collaboration, community, openness, conviviality and accessibility. In each of the hubs, the core values are actively carried out; next to offering workplaces and meeting rooms, a strong sense of community is the main feature of Startdock. By sharing knowledge, skills and by actively connecting entrepreneurs, each unique in their business, startups can grow fast and organically. 

By opening a co-working space in Rotterdam, the step to another city was made. This Startdock hub is suited to scale ups and more experienced entrepreneurs. APTO was asked to translate the core values of Startdock to a concept and spatial design for Startdock Rotterdam. 

A second home

By entering the majestic hallway, you enter the living room of Startdock. This is the place to drink your coffee in the morning before starting work, chat with community manager Loïs or have a drink at the motorcycle bar to wind down after a long workweek. It’s the core of Startdock and instantly makes you feel like being in your second home.

When walking from the core of the building, you will find a zone with meeting rooms and whiteboards to work out your coolest ideas. You will also find the kitchen in this zone. You won’t only have lunch with your fellow Startdockers here, you can also use the space when you want to celebrate your birthday with friends. Startdock is all about blurring the boundaries between work and other parts of your life. 


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give your best & inspire

Around it you will find flex work spaces with single desks, but also bigger rooms for scale ups. The first floor is also dedicated to working hard on your company but the common room gives you space to break out from work to relax and continue to give your best afterwards. The basement provides another kitchen, a cinema or presentation room. All you need in one building, all you need to inspire each other.

To let the history of the building be the focal point, toned down colors have been used in the design. A grey band running through the entire building refers to the network of Startdock where everything is connected. By adding a lot of green plants, the design was kept fresh and young. The Startdock core values on the wall will inspire you to work and play harder. Just like Startdock says: Dockers are the future leaders, so do not miss the boat!

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location Rotterdam
size 1347m2
client Startdock
timing 2019
Mark Halbmeijer
Mark Halbmeijer
Lisanne Hoekstra
Lisanne Hoekstra
Romana Stanco
Romana Stanco
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