After winning the competition in 2015, MVRDV announced the groundbreaking of “Valley”, which began in mid-August. Valley will be a new terraced mixed-use building in Amsterdam's Central Business District of Zuidas. Currently slated for a summer 2021 completion, the 75,000m2 project will include apartments, offices, underground parking, a sky bar, and retail and cultural facilities.
Back in July, MVRDV revealed another competition-winning, jagged-roof scheme called “Nieuw Bergen” in Eindhoven.
MVRDV shared more details about the Valley below.
Project description: “In twenty years, the Zuidas area of Amsterdam has developed into the Netherlands main international business centre, which resulted in a reduced focus on residential interests. The development of Valley is part of the city’s ambition to correct this by transforming the area into a more liveable and complete urban quarter...Valley’s three peaks of varied heights reach up to a maximum of 100 meters at which the publicly accessible Sky-bar sits, spread out over the top two stories, offering panoramic views over Amsterdam.”
“The building consists of 196 apartments, 7 stories of offices, a three-story underground parking with 375 parking spots and various retail and cultural facilities. From street level, a pedestrianised path, running along retails functions, terraces and roof gardens, leads up to the central valley-area spread across the 4th and 5th level and surrounds the central tower. Internationally renowned landscape architect Piet Oudolf designed all of Valley’s vegetation, focusing on a year-round green appearance. The project derives its name from this publicly accessible valley.”
“‘Valley combines residential apartments with a green environment that offers panoramic views of Amsterdam’, MVRDV Co-Founder Winy Maas describes. ‘A lively plinth offering a range of commercial activities has some offices above and is topped finally with residences. The carving out of the resulting block ensures that it becomes less introverted than existing buildings in the Zuidas. There will be many terraces, both private and public, filled with people, flowers, plants and outdoor seating.’”
More project images in the gallery below.
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