Due to the success of the ‘HNK-Houthavens’ location at the Van Diemenstraat we started a new project at the ‘Schinkel’ location in Amsterdam. Again, the coffee first approach is essential for connecting the residents of the building, with the bar in the heart of the building as a base. The bar is designed by Ditt Officemakers and will be further developed and completed by our team.
The coffee first approach implies combining the function of a barista with the front desk function. In our opinion, the essence of hospitality in a collective building lays with fusing important features. For HNK it is about the merge of good coffee and a central point of contact for services.
HNK is a collective building where SME-companies rent their office space. The coffee bar offers service and connects the companies. Due to the barista being also a receptionist, the building is represented by one face. This leads to the personal touch which is essential for a warm welcome.
The successful elements of the ‘HNK-Houthavens’ location are implemented in both the new design and management. For example, there are small snacks, fresh sandwiches, salads and soups available at a small price. You can visit ‘HNK-Schinkel’ at the Anthony Fokkerweg 1, 1059 CM Amsterdam.