Loyens & Loeff Amsterdam relocates to a new office building, Hourglass
Amsterdam, 21 September 2020 – Starting today, the Amsterdam office of Loyens & Loeff is located in Hourglass, a new office building in the heart of the Zuidas financial district. Specially designed for Loyens & Loeff, the new building’s architecture was inspired by the geometric artworks of sculptor Constantin Brancusi.
Bram Linnartz, Managing Partner at Loyens & Loeff, says, ‘Now, more than ever, our clients demand innovative, sustainable and integrated solutions when it comes to legal and tax-related matters. Our office spaces give us the freedom that we need, so we can work flexibly. Our Brussels and Zurich offices already relocated to new buildings last year. Now, our Amsterdam office is following suit, and our London office is next in line, with a move planned for the coming year. Hourglass is a highly efficient, sustainable building that gives us fast, seamless connections to public transport and Schiphol Airport. It applies the latest insights from the field of innovative, flexible working. The building is there to support our team. It is light and spacious, with a warm atmosphere and a human scale. Personally, my favourite detail is the atrium, with its green wall that extends all the way from the ground level to the tenth floor. After more than 20 years in our former location, we will miss our old home, but I am sure we’ll soon feel right at home in Hourglass.’
Patrick van Oppen, Office Head Amsterdam says, ‘Sustainability was one of our top requirements for the new building. And we have really achieved that goal. Hourglass has earned a BREEAM Excellent certificate, making it one of the most sustainable buildings in the Netherlands. It is heated using Amsterdam’s district heating system; all the exterior windows are triple insulated; the roof is fitted with solar panels; and its plumbing is designed for maximum water conservation. All in all, it’s an incredible building, and we’re very proud to call it our home.’