Amstel Tower

Softening the City

Our first-completed tower has an unexpected appearance. Slender and curvaceous, with flowing lines, our new building softens the urban landscape with its sinuous contours and a vibrant mixed-use space. It also beautifully echoes the stylish 1930s station building located next door, and plays a defining role in the radical redevelopment of this up-and-coming Amsterdam area.Amstel Tower has been shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival in 2019.

Time span2013 - 2018
Size27 000 m²
LocationAmsterdam, NL
TypeLiving, Offices, Public Spaces, Recognitions, Towers
Partners in charge
Nanne de Ru, Paul Stavert
Partner in charge
Project lead
Project team
Ard Jan Lootens
Max Tala Nossin
Alex Niemantsverdriet
Amber Peters
Helena Tse
Jeffrey Ouwens
Luca Piattelli
Luke Vermeulen
Máté Molnár
Maud Gossink
Murtada Al-Kaabi
Paul Rikken
Pim Haring
Ruben van der Spek
Undine Kimmel

A station city

A station city

Amstel Station, Amsterdam’s second-busiest transport hub, is currently undergoing a major infrastructure upgrade. We wanted to contribute something special to the station area’s new identity, and our dynamic tower is the result. Tailored to fit the site and the needs of the neighborhood, our Amstel Tower combines 200 apartments in an elegant 24-story residential tower with a mid-rise base for an international hotel. A ground level with parking and retail functions adds liveliness to the area, while the tower provides the city with a new landmark. The fluid contours of our building were inspired by the rounded canopy of the Amstel Station building, designed in the 1930s by H. G. J. Schelling. We took the canopy and transformed it into a full-perimeter feature by extending the floor slabs into balconies around the tower and its base. As well as providing a strong (yet soft!) visual identity, these extended slabs provide outdoor space, shade and noise insulation for the apartments. With the vertical elements of our facade, we also repeat the rhythm of Schelling’s beautiful full-glass facade for the main station hall.

Shapeshifting silhouette

Slender from afar
Substantial up close
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The fluid outline of our 105-meter-high tower adds a touch of metamorphic magic to the Amsterdam skyline.

Tower plan

Form follows feminine

Continous curving balconies
Soft and supple lines
Roundly residential
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Flowing lines and outdoor spaces make our residential tower open and inviting.

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