EY is an international organisation with activities in the field of accountancy, tax advice and business consulting. Its largest office in the Netherlands is located in the Cross Towers in Amsterdam’s Zuidas business district . For this purpose, EY developed and implemented the new workplace concept ‘EY@work’, in which the available floor area is used more efficiently and room is made for more employees. The building has been made suitable for multi-tenant use and is more attractive for employees. Hospitality Group was asked to develop the concept for a new food court.
The old company restaurant had a traditional layout and a large seating area that was only used to a very limited extent outside the lunch period. Hospitality Group developed a new concept and Programme of Requirements that gave the food court a new look, with a focus on the catering experience and matching better with the wishes of today’s employees.
The dynamic food court was given four attractive catering outlets and a multifunctional seating area. The catering outlets comprise an original Italian espresso bar, a fresh bakery, a healthy salad bar (salads, juices, smoothies) and an outlet for hot dishes with front cooking (pasta, etc.).
At all outlets, the extensive range of products is freshly prepared within sight of the guests. Employees can, for example, enjoy a luxury sandwich at the outlet bar, or find a quiet seat in the seating area for work or consultation.
Employees can also use the inspiring environment of the food court for informal meetings. You can opt for the vibrant heart (where in the catering outlets many people are already working) or for a quiet corner after the barista has made a delicious cappuccino. The lunch offering is so diverse, that no day has to be the same.
Based on Hospitality Group’s concept, Programme of Requirements and functional design, Fokkema Architects took care of the design.