Start construction De Connection, Amstelveen

16 October 2020

The demolition of a former office building at Startbaan 8 has been completed. The multi-company building is making way for housing. Construction for De Connection has recently started. At the location of the former multi-company building at Startbaan 8, 9 single-family homes (for sale) and 140 rental apartments are being built.

Including the parking garage (with 85 parking spaces), the apartment building has 13 floors. The building can be roughly divided into three sub-elements, the parking garage (ground floor), the high-rise and the low-rise. In addition to a number of private terraces, a communal courtyard garden will also be realized on the deck of the parking garage. Characteristic of the design are the rounded end facades and the staggered prefab balconies of the high-rise.

All apartments have a balcony or roof terrace. De Connectie has an indoor bicycle shed. It will be nice living here, with lots of comfort and privacy. The staggering of the floors and smart sightlines creates a very spacious feeling with a lot of privacy. It also ensures that the building fits in nicely with the buildings around it. The round shapes make it visually even more attractive and give the whole a warm feeling.

The idea is to move from an anonymous and closed office building to a safe, more open and lively residential area. A design that takes into account the privacy and sunlight of the directly surrounding houses. Part of the plan is to park in the building on the ground floor and focus on a high-quality and green appearance.

The hull is largely constructed using cast-in-place concrete walls in combination with wide slab floors. At the main entrance, 2 steel V-columns have been designed that transfer the load from the 10-storey high end facade.

Developer Maarsen Groep owns the residential building, while Rijnboutt architects have designed the residential building. Pieters Bouwtechniek is a construction consultant. The developer has started demolishing the building. The construction time is expected to be approximately 2 years.


Image: Bouwbedrijf Wessels Zeist B.V.
Image: Bouwbedrijf Wessels Zeist B.V.
Image: Bouwbedrijf Wessels Zeist B.V.
Image: i.o.v. Maarsen Groep
Render: Pieters Bouwtechniek

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