concrete develops concepts.
we develop them in architecture, interior design, urban development and brand development.
concrete unites people.
we work with a team of 46 multidisciplinary creatives as architects, interior designers and visual marketeers to help businesses and institutions.
concrete loves provoking, confusing, philosophizing, scale models, haute cuisine, burgers, and (most of all) shattering dogmas.
concrete provides solutions.
no grand theories or abstract ideas. just things that work.
concrete likes to let the work do the talking.
In 2007 concrete was asked by hospitality
entrepreneur Nick van Loon to come up with an
idea for REM-island located in the IJ waterway in
Amsterdam. Together with the housing corporation
‘De Principaal’ Nick van Loon developed the
project in 2008. concrete developed the design for
the renovation and expansion of REM-island.
The island was extended with an extra floor, and the
lower deck was restored to its original media-function
with an additional exposition space. Deck two and
three contain the REMeiland restaurant with great
views from the roof terrace, 22 metres above the
water. REM-island is located in the Houthavens in
Amsterdam and placed on a former helicopter platform.
It was designed on the same grid as the existing
structure with a typical block pattern throughout.
Steel window frames have replaced the existing
white facade elements, while the red parts of the
facade have been retained.
client / De Key
interior / Nick van Loon