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Paul de Ruiter Architects shares first image of new ING project
Netherlands Architecture News - Feb 01, 2021 - 09:54 5115 views
Paul de Ruiter Architects will design ING’s new office building in Amsterdam. A letter of intent was signed by both the Dutch commercial property investor NSI N.V. and the municipality of Amsterdam for the development of Laanderpoort. A maximum of 43,500 square meter gross floor area has been agreed on. The building will include both office spaces and amenities, and is located in Amsterdam South East, the Netherlands.
Sten Karelse, Head of Development at NSI states: “We are delighted to shape this project together with the Municipality of Amsterdam and ING. This brings the planned redevelopment of Laanderpoort one step closer. We believe in the enormous appeal and qualities of the area and its further development.”
He continues: "With the new Laanderpoort, we are responding to the changing needs in the way of working and we are creating a flexible and particularly inviting work environment for ING and other users."
Flexibility and health are central features in the Paul de Ruiter Architects design. The surrounding park will be continued and implemented in the design, allowing for the dynamic between work spaces and green spaces. The 1500 square meter plinth of the building will include amenities and services. ING will lease approximately 31.500 square meters for 15 years. 6.000 square meters will be designed for the flexible office concept of HNK (Het Nieuwe Kantoor, English translation: The New Office), allowing local entrepreneurs and start-ups to house their business in the building. The underground parking garage will include approximately 175 parking spaces and a bicycle shed.
Dirk de Jager, Amsterdam South East District manager states: “With this building, NSI will achieve harmony with the surroundings. Self-employed people and freelancers from Amsterdam South East can also come here for work space and communal office facilities, while amenities will be made available to people in the neighbourhood."
"The green public space around the building will connect seamlessly with the [adjacent] Bijlmerdreef, which will be renovated into a green lane."
Michel van Wissen, General Manager Corporate Real Estate Management & Facility Services at ING adds: “The redevelopment of Laanderpoort is the next step in creating an attractive and inspiring living area where education, business and the environment come together. This creates the opportunity for ING to allow more employees to use the qualities of Cumulus Park, in which several buildings are connected to create an open atmosphere in a pleasant and sustainable working environment.”
Paul de Ruiter Architects has released the first image of the project on January 22nd. The preliminary design process is still in progress and can be expected to be finalized in the second quarter of 2021. The construction is scheduled for 2022.
Top image courtesy of Paul de Ruiter Architects.