The residential area of Amsterdam Southeast is expanding. Several outdated office buildings in Amstel III are making way for a green mixed-use urban neighborhood where you can live, work and relax. Located at Karspeldreef 14 + 16, The Ensemble new construction project is the next step in urban transformation. And has a stylish, cool and modern design. A striking feature of the project is the graceful, curved shape of one of the towers.
The design was created by Van Belle & Medina – Conix RDBM Architects. Stevens Van Dijck is responsible for process and technical contract management.
The building will be a multipurpose new construction project with two residential towers. The tallest tower of 119 meters in height will be at the corner of Spoorpark and Karspeldreef. Diagonally opposite will be the other tower of 98 meters in height. The residential towers will house a total of 592 rental units, in three rental segments, social rental, medium rental and free sector rental. All apartments have an outdoor space. The variety of housing types, including studios, two-, three- and four-bedroom homes, makes The Ensemble suitable for a wide audience.
There will also be offices and social and commercial facilities, distributed over 5 floors totaling approximately 20,000 m² (distributed over floor areas of 3,600 m² LFA). The parking garage is spread over 2 levels and provides space for about 230 cars, many of them with charging points for electric charging, about 2,300 bicycles and about 120 scooters. The total gross floor area of the project is over 83,000 square meters.
The building will be one of the most sustainable buildings in the Netherlands. It is nearly energy-neutral, which is made possible by using heat and cold sources, green roofs and solar panels. The offices will receive the sustainability rating BREEAM Excellent. The building goes even beyond the highest Amsterdam BENG standards and exceeds what are now the minimum requirements for sustainability.