Three impressive towers are climbing high in Amsterdam Zuidas. The artist’s impressions show facades and balconies that protrude at every possible angle, lush greenery that adorns the façades and terraces, and sleek mirrored windows that interchange with natural rocky formations. This spectacular image is Valley, a mixed-use building designed by architectural firm MVRDV on behalf of EDGE. Inbo fulfilled an advisory role during the VO and DO phases, and is responsible for the structural engineering and coordination from the DO phase onwards.
Our engineers developed details that seem simple, but appearances can be deceiving! Thanks to our input, details such as the clamping of the glass balustrade to the natural stone façade have been precisely formulated. “The most beautiful is often the most difficult to build,” confirms Johan de Graaf.
Inbo’s engineering team also developed 'new' details for the project. For example, details that allow MVRDV’s concept for a green façade to be physically realized. Integrating so many plants and trees in a building remains an exceptional feat in the Netherlands; there was no option to resort to standard solutions for this type of elaboration.
Valley has been developed in BIM by our engineering team. In addition to this, we scripted various elements for the project, making the process faster and more efficient. Wilco van Gils adds: “It is one of the largest buildings in the Netherlands. We are proud that we are asked to be involved in these types of projects and that we can do it. ”
- Gross floor area
- 196 apartments, seven floors of office space, a three-storey car park with 375 spaces, shops and cultural facilities
- Wilco van Gils, Johan de Graaf