The Amstel Tower, designed and developed in collaboration with development company Provast, will be a 100m-tall, mixed-use skyscraper project in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The 27,000 sqm building comprises three main parts: a slender tower, a mid-rise plinth and a parking garage with retail. Located in the south-east of the city with the river Amstel on one side and Amstel Station train, bus and subway interchange on another, the building contains 192 apartments and a 186-room hotel run by Meininger Group.
The design of the building is characterised by the particular shape that gives the tower its unique slimness and the repeated, full-perimeter overhangs at each level which are inspired by the existing canopy of the adjacent iconic 1930s Amstel Station. These overhangs help unify the varied components of the scheme, limit the amount of noise from the railway, provide outdoor space for the apartments and improve wind climate on ground level.
The apartments are compact in size, but have an open plan layout which makes them feel spacious. Sliding doors and floor-to-ceiling glazing optimise daylight and the fantastic views out of the building over the city. The building aims to repopulate and inject more life into the area by creating desirable city-apartments and a dynamic public space. The Amstel Tower is the first development in the transformation of business district Amstelkwartier. The building is expected to complete in 2017.Source by 2121.
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Architect: Powerhouse Company
Project Team: Nanne de Ru, Paul Stavert, Ard-Jan Lootens, Stefan de Meijer, Nolly Vos
Structural engineer: IMd raadgevende ingenieurs
Installations: Adviesbureau Linssen
Contractor: J.P. van Eesteren
Area: 27.000 sqm
Images: Courtesy of Powerhouse-Company