Even during the construction CIC Rotterdam and the Venture Cafe were open for business, but now the innovative shared office and co-working environment for startups is officially open. Design and construction of the 4000 m² office space, meeting rooms, open work spaces, private phone booths, showers, a kitchen and a bar took a mere seven months. The successful concept CIC developed since their founding in Cambridge, MA, USA offers enormous flexibility and support to beginning entrepreneurs. Kraaijvanger Architects gave the large diversity of spaces their own character, for instance with custom-made light fixtures and art designed by local artist that was integrated with support of Arttenders.
Virtually every building designed by Kraaijvanger Architects can be found on Google Street View, making it easy to walk around them and zoom in on details. But it is not often that an interior designed by Kraaijvanger is available in VR. The Ahrend Inspiration Centre is a combination of showroom and office, designed by Kraaijvanger and now available for a virtual stroll.