NS Huiskamer (NS Living room)
Arnhem, the Netherlands
Specially developed for the larger NS stations, the 'Huiskamers' (Living rooms) offer an attractive environment for drinking a cup of coffee, to meet and, for example, informal consulations. The Living Room is the new NS concept for the old restorations. For this special project Redie works together with Pubblik & Vos Architects from Amsterdam.
Rotterdam, The Hague and recently also Arnhem have their own living room at the railway station. Each living room is decorated according to a theme that suits the city. In The Hague, for example, you can drink a cup of coffee between circus attributes, in line with the theme of the Circus Theater. In Rotterdam you will meet each other surrounded by old workbenches, suitcases and other vintage products that link to the port city with its illustrious Holland-America line.
The Arnhem Living Room is all about clothing and is decorated with large photos of old sewing workshops, sewing machines and vintage clothing. The counter has a natural appearance for the visitor due to the use of old railway sleepers and panel doors. Behind it, on the user side, is a hypermodern counter with equipment that meets all catering requirements.
Unique in the Huiskamer van Arnhem is the in-store location of the VVV; a small chalet with a counter, made from used solid wood planks, where travelers can find all the information about the city.