A building in Amsterdam’s Zuidas district, named after Scottish philosopher Adam Smith, was in need of fresh impetus. To make it attractive for new occupants, light and a degree of elegance had to be introduced. Opening up the building created more clarity and transparency. A wall section of coloured glass and a spectacular chandelier made of a delicate network of LEDs accentuate the height of the atrium. Anchoring the building more firmly to the street is a newly added Philosophers Café, watched over from the entrance by Adam Smith himself.