Main contractor: Zublin
Structural engineer: Aronsohn Raadgevende Ingenieurs, Rotterdam
Tata Steel products: ComFlor® 210 and ComFlor® 46 supplied by Dutch Engineering r.i. B.V.
To the East of Amsterdam Central Station on the Oosterdokseiland, this City Centre island is a growing mixed-use development that will incorporate restaurants, amenity and public facilities, living spaces, office buildings and an underground car park, which provide a modern work and leisure zone. One of the structures on the site is the new ODE building, a modern office and residential building which features 45 luxurious apartments and will become an integral part of this popular place where hundreds of people can work, live and socialise.
Sustainability played a key role in the construction of the eleven-storey ODE helping it achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ design rating. Circularity was important in helping the building realise a flexible design to provide for new uses in the future. The building manages waste in a smart way using renewable energy strategies, and incorporates connections to nature with biophilic design elements that increase air quality and wellbeing. Beyond material use, circularity also means designing as flexibly as possible to provide for new uses in the future, developing renewable energy strategies, and using technology to regulate climate and daylight within the building itself.