Kruiskade 6, 3012EH, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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2004, The Hague
The first commercial assignment for 2012Architecten that has been build for almost 100% out of surplus materials is Duchi. The central element in this store is a round shoe fitting island, made from surplus wood. Two ergonomic couches have been made with a footrest that is at working height for the employees. The back of the couch can function as a support for customers trying out their new shoes. They can do this walking on the conveyor belt that has been taken from the counter of a supermarket. The circular shelfs around the seating island are made out of Audi100 windscreens. The shelfs give shape to the fitting area and the shop stays one entity, spatially and functionally.