"LEF future center"
Designer(s): design team Kossmann.dejong, Netherlands
Category: Office, Professional
About the Artist
LEF* future center is situated in the head office of the Dutch Ministry of Public Works and Waterways (Rijkswaterstaat). This new center must provide an inspiring environment where employees of the Ministry gather to find innovative and creative solutions for the complex infrastructural questions and challenges in transport and water management in the Netherlands.
We developed the overall concept of LEF future center in close cooperation with the client Rijkswaterstaat. The interior design, the AV applications and the LEF house style (from the clothing of the employees to the crockery) is designed by our studio.
Flexibility is key in the design of LEF. An endless variation in atmospheres and settings can be formed with lighting and sound, visualisations, projections, moveable floors and portable furniture, to evoke different moods or states of mind. All rooms can be adapted to meet the specific wishes of the user-group and the nature of the session.
The extensive use of audiovisual tools is an essential feature of LEF. Every room is equipped with wide projection screens and beamers to show tailor-made projections. A team of filmmakers has developed an unique imagebank. This visual library is the basis for the 360 degrees projections in the multimedia theatre. Here the visitor is challenged to adopt a different mindset.
In one wing of LEF, some 1500 LED's are incorporated in the steel floor. These LED’s can light up in several combinations of colours and patterns. By this, specific areas can be marked, directions are indicated and atmospheres are created to support the work sessions.
The 12 metres high conservatory presents several installations, connected by the central theme ‘Change’. These interactive installations, with images and sound, are meant for inspiration and reflection for the users of LEF.
* LEF in Dutch means ‘courage’.