The buildings border a new station square with an underground bicycle shed on the Amstel side of the station. The program for the buildings covers more than 33,000 square meters, with at least 335 medium-priced rental and private sector homes, the municipality of Amsterdam reports. The ambition is to build a ‘striking’ residential tower. The lower residential building will be 38 meters high.
Both buildings will have a plinth with commercial facilities and a community room, and enclose a public parking garage with a (semi) public roof garden. The buildings, which are referred to as lot 3 (the lower residential building) and lot 4 (the tower), are part of the renovated Van der Kunbuurt. In addition to the buildings, four hundred social homes are being built here by the Stadgenoot housing association.
The selection procedure for the tender consists of second rounds. The first round asks for reference projects, a vision of the development and realization process and a vision of the development task. In the second round, three parties may further develop these visions into a draft design. The criteria on which the designs are assessed are the action plan for the development and realization process, spatial quality and sustainability.
Urban living and working environment
The area between the Amstel station and the banks of the Amstel will be transformed into a highly urban living and working environment with associated facilities. About 1,500 homes will be added to the area, the municipality of Amsterdam reports. The homes will partly be housed in five new towers, from 75 to 135 meters high, that are to be built in the area.