After taking stock of the existing building and the organization, the following challenge presented itself: how does one create a modern feel, attractive for visitors in every age group, whilst at the same time underlining the original historical qualities? How does one re-establish a central space, functioning as the building's heart? How does one create the desperately needed extra space and improve the flow of traffic in the building? In addition, a concept was required that could be applied in the rest of the building at a later time. Soda's departure point for the job was an appraisal of the the existing architecture. The old garden room was restored to its former state, now however in the shape of a 'grand café', a space for hospitality and a restaurant. The conservatory was divided into a lounge and a buffet space, with direct access to the gardens in between. The accessibility of the rooms and the outside space was improved markedly, also for the lesser mobile. The stuffy corridor, which served as the main artery to the conference rooms before, assumed a dynamic and transparent quality as a result of the new routing and the casement doors. The three rooms were supplied with furniture featuring natural materials, flexibility and high quality. The tables were designed by Soda.