The WAACS design studio is located in building ‘Technische Dienst’ at the Van Nelle Fabriek.
The Van Nelle Fabriek is the World heritage icon of Rotterdam. The former coffee, tea and tobacco factory started as a flagship of industrial Dutch architecture and is known as the first daylight factory in Europe and the most modern manufacturing plant in the Netherlands. A paragon of functionalism. Build with a structure of concrete and high columns. With its steel and glass facade and work floor bathed in natural light, the building was designed to energize. In 2002, the structure was renovated and transformed into a sustainable building. Rotterdam’s national design icon was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 2014.