A Stroll around the Roeterseiland Campus in Amsterdam

Roeterseiland

The Roeterseiland Campus is an open city campus of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The campus is situated in the eastern part of Amsterdam, a neighbourhood with houses predominantly built in the 19th century. In the midst of this historical “Plantage neighbourhood” you find the campus which is finished in the summer of 2018.

(image credits: Mimi Berlin)

Large-scale reinvention

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris architects renovated the existing buildings, redesigned the outdoor area and added “new lecture theatres, seven seminar rooms, 86 tutorial rooms, a Law Library, a Moot Court, research offices, meeting areas, study landscapes, breakout areas, a roof terrace, 1,700 square metres of catering environments and 2,260 square metres of ground floor public gathering space”. Also, important in Amsterdam: a large bicycle parking facility and a new bridge across the water at the main entrances has been added to the campus.

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Panasonic’s Office Headgear Inspired By Horses Blinkers

Office Headgear

OMG the human workforce will be able to buy ‘wearable blinkers’ in the near future. This headgear is good for not having distraction in busy places while working. The idea for the headband is similar to the devices worn by horses in the city, The human blinkers are still in the prototype phase, so they may never come true, but we, at Mimi Berlin, feel that even thinking up such an ‘animal-farm’ kind of product is unbelievable! They must have big fun at the Panasonic design offices……..

Horses blinkers headgear
(image via google)

to read all about the office blinkers click link to dezeen.com below

Panasonic’s human blinkers help people concentrate in open-plan offices