In Deventer we are lucky enough to give form to the ambition of our customer, to do something for the city. The listed building, ‘De Drie Haringen’, will be renovated into a collective business complex for start-ups that will be able to work there for several years for free.
So the entrepreneurs will be offered a workplace and the guidance of a team of experts. A bakery will be situated on the ground floor, serving as a meeting place for both users of the building and passers-by.
The six-floor building (including two lofts) will have an atrium that vertically dissects the building, whereby the old function of the building – a herring warehouse, including a pulley with ropes in the apex of the roof and a large loading door on every floor – is visible to all. The atrium ensures that the businesses are visible and that everyone can be in contact with each other. So no anonymous offices, but a lively meeting place where work and is a part of life.