Project: Amstel Design District
Award: Future Projects - Multi Use, Gold, 2023
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Client: Connecting Concepts
Amstel Design District is a future-oriented mixed-use development offering homes and workspace. This scheme for a living and working community includes social housing, mid-rent residential, private sector homes, communal facilities, creative office space, retail and a design museum. Located between a highway and metro line, the project responds to site constraints concerning noise pollution and logistics. The scheme is designed in line with nature inclusivity, sustainability and circularity targets.
The development integrates adaptability to ensure long-term resiliency, including a dynamic variety of business and collaboration spaces. Part of the city, the office hub is surrounded by the lively urban hustle and bustle, with restaurants, shops and entertainment venues nearby.
Extensive planted areas and pocket parks run through the district like a green artery, forming atmospheric and comfortable places where people can relax or get inspired throughout the week. The working environments feature “green retreats” that provide a direct connection with nature. Green roofs provide water retention and water buffering while enhancing biodiversity.
Photo credit: Mecanoo