Area Development Zuidas Amsterdam and OVG Real Estate have officially given the green light for the development of 40,000 m² of new offices designed by PLP Architecture for Deloitte and AKD. The project is one of the first buildings designed in accordance with the new BREEAM Excellent sustainability certificate, which has only recently been adopted in the Netherlands.
The building, visible from the busy A10 highway, features a grand 15-story atrium framed by a dramatic glass exterior that acts as a sprawling 'window' animated by circulation bridges, lift cores, and office activity. The development confirms Deloitte and AKD's investment in the future of the area and commitment to further integration of their accommodation in The Netherlands.
Large, flexible floorplates surround the atrium, within which is a grand café, a restaurant, exhibition spaces and conference facilities. In addition to its role in the building's environmental strategy, the atrium will also provide the building with an identity that will contribute to the outstanding architecture of the Zuidas.
PLP Architecture Partner Ron Bakker who leads the project, said: "The Deloitte and AKD office is an exciting project; not only for the design team at PLP but also because of its economic stimulus for the wider Zuidas area, which is set to become one of Europe's most significant business districts. The atrium is the heart of the new business community and plays a major role in the building's environmental strategy."
Deloitte and AKD were advised by Loyens & Loeff. OVG was advised by Houthoff Buruma.