Athora | Amsterdam

Interior Gardens

Interior Architect: Arnold Schoordijk

Green Architect: MOSS

Green Installation & Maintenance:  Koninklijke Ginkel Groep

Fit-out & Project Management: Drees & Sommer

Location: Amsterdam

Design Year: 2022

Construction Year: 2023

Project: Biophilic design in the interior

Photography: Rick Geenjaar / BEAMM


Insurer Athora Netherlands is the parent company of  Zwitserleven and Reaal. Drees and Sommer involved MOSS during the design process to meet the wishes of the employer/employees of Athora.

Our story isn’t really about us. It’s about you. It’s about your life…

Important themes for Athora:

  • Growing in a sustainable way
  • Better world
  • Invest in yourself and others
  • Attention to health
  • Vitality of employees
  • Focus on nature


This translates into:


‘THE ATHORAWork feeling’


This way of working includes a work environment with an abundant amount of greenery. Wherever you are in this office, you are in contact with nature. The greenery has been applied in different ways and thus supports different functions: meeting, concentration, movement, and a welcome area.


Since Athora occupies the top floor in the Edge West building, we saw this as an ideal opportunity to develop a plan that required minimal  supplemental lighting. With regards to the planting plan, we used plants with different shades of color that change from the sunrise side to the sunset side.