Top-Up winner Green Good Design Award

28 October 2021

Top-Up in Amsterdam has won the Green Good Design Award. This American award program was started in the 1960s by Charles and Ray Eames and is comparable to the European "Red dot design award".

The goal of Green Good Design is to give international recognition to those outstanding individuals, companies, organizations, governments and institutions - along with their products, services, programs, ideas and concepts - who have stimulated exceptional thinking and inspired greater progress in the towards a healthier and more sustainable universe.

Top-Up in Amsterdam
Top-Up has arisen on top of an old concrete cable reel on the Johan van Hasselt Canal in Buiksloterham. The building has a total of 28 living-work lofts and consists of seven floors. Inside there is a clear height of 3 meters. The building has floor-to-ceiling windows and the ceilings are made of wood.

The construction consists of a concrete core with concrete floors supported by solid wooden columns. The wooden supporting structure remains visible.

Top-Up is flexible and circular: the concrete base has been reused, the function of the building can change and all the wood, concrete, glass and aluminum used can be reused later. The roof is completely filled with PV panels and rainwater is collected and reused in a gray water circuit. Like Patch22, Top-Up achieves an EPC of 0.2, half of the current standard.

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