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TQ Amsterdam

Transformation & Creative Advice

TQ Amsterdam

Transformation & Creative Advice

A lively community of first-class start-ups have found a new home in this former bank. Completely stripped and remodelled, the building’s interior design is now focused on transparency. The consistent use of glass panes offers views right through the wings of the building.


Spread across three floors, the private and shared offices are flooded with light and organised around collective spaces that are designed to stimulate inspiring encounters. Hidden resting spots, lounge areas and coffee retreats afford entrepreneurs an impromptu space to  recharge. Located on the fourth floor is a members’ club that functions as lunchroom, café and event space. To allow members to focus on what matters most, a unique installation of 600 smart sensors, designed by The Grid, take care of the building’s lights, heating and cleanliness.


Studio Appelo was responsible for the transformation of the monumental building and continues to be involved in all design decisions. This integrated approach has resulted in a productive and truly social working environment that meets all the needs of a growing community with global ambitions.


Established by The Next Web, the TQ’s network extends well beyond the building’s walls and includes founding partners ABN Amro, Booking.com, KPMG and Google for Entrepeneurs. Committed to the community,  these partners continue to be involved in the buildings evolution and some, like Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google’s parent company Alphabet, have seen fit to visit the TQ to give a lecture. In addition, event partners like Facebook, Amazon, Stripe and Atlassian have also recognised the potential of the tech-hub.

Client TQ Amsterdam
Location Amsterdam | Singel
Square meters 6000 m²
Year 2016
Status In Use
Photography Mathieu van Ek
Team Studio Acht Amsterdam
Renée Appelo
Maurice van der Steen
Inès van Sandick
About the Studio

Studio Appelo is an Amsterdam-based studio for architecture, landscape and interior. Our designs gently guide users through all kinds of environments. We value the given context and create space, rather than delineating it. Working closely with our clients, manufacturers and suppliers, we design for innovation, intimacy and interaction.

Our team’s experience extends beyond the sphere of architecture. Studio Appelo is an associate partner of QuA and a creative advisor and honorary member of TQ. Renee Appelo is also affiliated with the Architecture and Heritage department of the Technical University Delft


Studio Appelo


Delistraat 44hs
1019 CX Amsterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0) 6 149 727 04


Renée Appelo
Lars Goossens
Paul van Ginkel  
Kevin Goh 

Arif Kornweitz (website)


Alan Turing School
Bacchus Holding B.V.
Dr. Feelgood
Freelodge B.V.
Interior Consult
Jong Geleerd
Lensvelt Contract B.V.
fam. van Driem
fam. Loijmans-Hene
Obey Clothing
Tel Makelaars
The Next Web B.V.
Trivium Lindenhof
TQ Amsterdam
TU Delft
Uit Je Eigen Stad
Tivoli Vredenburg