ARUP | Amsterdam

Interior Gardens, Product

Green Interior Architect: MOSS

Location: Amsterdam

Design Year: 2022

Construction Year: 2022

Project: Interior Green Design

Green contractor:  De Koninklijke Ginkelgroep

Photo credits: Jordi Huisman


Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists, working across every aspect of today’s built environment. Their Amsterdam team aspired to capture the essence of the future workplace by bringing people together into their office with specific attention to more greenery to help enhance a healthy working environment. 


MOSS worked in close collaboration with Arup’s designers to gain a deep understanding of what Arup envisioned for their future office space and realize it spatially.


To create a distinctly green environment, MOSS took inspiration from our natural environment, which has the effect of secluding one from distractions, enhancing our creativity and well-being. We implemented a variety of new themes outlined by the Arup team, such as flexibility, acoustics, and engagement, to design a ‘green isle’ and transform an entire office wing into a unique and inspiring space by enhancing the greenery.


We worked with the existing fit-out to create a new space by integrating specialist joinery modules, which we developed to satisfy the requirements of movement and flexibility in the building. 


The modules include water-tight basins characterized in shape by an arc and a right angle, and encompass a high volume of equatorial plants. When configured, the Arup module is simply one piece of a greater whole and can be formed into endless arrangements applicable to various spaces including focus spaces, workshop setups, keynote presentations, and informal arrangements facilitating impromptu chats and thereby creating a greater sense of community. 


By incorporating more than 100 plants in 50 square meters, we bring the outdoors inside, brightening the space whilst also giving it a calm ambience. The endless possibilities of layouts lend themselves to the creation of small lush, pockets or larger tropical spaces which, in turn, help make the space attractive to a wide range of users and functions.