On the first floor of Atlas the Internaat will be located. The new Internaat will combine the functions of meeting place and study area during the day and a bar in the afternoon, like the function of the current Internaa(s)t. During the day it will be a place to meet for students of our faculty. You can get coffee, chat with each other and relax.
A change with our current situation is that we will not have two separate rooms for studying and hanging out anymore. Instead, the new Internaat will combine these two functions and also contain study facilities (which are now in the Internaast). To successfully do this, it is necessary to have appropriate furniture. In September 2016, the HousCie has started researching the possibilities. We wanted to maintain our cosy Intermate-atmosphere in the new building, while at the same time allowing room for modernization. An inspiration for this was the current ID-Café. On top of that, the Real Estate Management (Dienst Huisvesting) of the university had made furniture plans that fitted the vision of the architect for the new building.
Over time, our visions increasingly aligned and the interior of our new Internaat started to be shaped. There were several requirements that had to be met while designing the furniture: the room needed to be suitable for studying, but also we wanted a place that feels like our own and where we can do our own things, like listening to music, drinking coffee, having lunch, making a puzzle or playing foosball.
In the new Internaat, we envisioned all the furniture to be suitable for both drinks and for studying. To ensure this flexibility, there will be high stools and standing tables. These stools and tables will have a wooden top, and a grey metal frame. This industrial style is in line with the moodboard (see timeline) and encompasses both the modernity of the building and the coziness of Intermate. Near the entrance there will be a high couch, which contains drawers to ensure that there will be sufficient storage space in the Internaat. Furthermore, the Intermarché and the low couches will be maintained in the new room and provide the typical Intermate-atmosphere.