Concrete took the client’s statement ‘It’s all right to change everything; all I need is a chest of drawers’, as its jumping-off point, because the only way to organize a pharmacy is by means of drawers for storing medications. In addition to conventional medicines, De Lairesse Pharmacy has one of the largest ranges of alternative medicines in the Netherlands.
At the pharmacy, customers are encircled by drawers filled with both synthetic and natural medications. This generates confidence and a sense of mental and physical well-being. The interior of the pharmacy uses a clear mix of materials, because Concrete took the client’s vision literally.Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands Designer: Concrete Architectural Associates Project name: Lairesse
Client: mevr. Marjan Terpstra
Project Information Project team: Gilian Schrofer, Rob Wagemans, Joris Angevaare, Erik van Dillen General contractor: D.P.D./ Doornbos-Amsterdam b.v. Consultants ;
Lighting: De Best Elektrotechniek
Graphics: Laboratorivm Manufacturers; furniture: Ubachs Betimmeringen B.V.
Fixtures and fittings: Ubachs Betimmeringen B.V.
Floor: DRT vloeren
Ceiling: stretch ceiling Silco b.v.
Prints: Rijnja Repro b.v. Photography: Concrete Architectural Associates
Total area: 170 m2
Duration of construction: 13 weeks
Opening: june 17 2002