New Booking.com campus of 72,500m² combines public spaces, apartments and sustainable office space in the heart of Amsterdam!
On Thursday 5 July, one of the largest urban construction projects in Western Europe was officially inaugurated with a festive ceremony at the eastern edge of the Oosterdokseiland in Amsterdam. To celebrate the start of the construction for the new campus of Booking.com, Gillian Tans, CEO Booking.com, and Walter de Boer, CEO BPD, welcomed representatives from the city of Amsterdam, architectural firms UNStudio and HofmanDujardin and contractor Züblin, to announce the start of the last development phase on the last plot on the island.
In addition to a brand new office space for 4,000 Booking.com employees in Amsterdam and a training center for more than 17,000 employees worldwide, the 72,500m² project will also offer multifunctional facilities that are available to a wider audience. The ambition is to create an inclusive and hospitable work environment where sustainability plays a key role and at the same time create an architectural center that is accessible to a wider audience. The project must be completed in 2021.
To get an idea of the size of the project: the 1,200 concrete piles that serve as the foundation of the building have a total length of 20 km, equal to the distance between Amsterdam and Haarlem. The amount of steel that is used for the construction of the campus is equivalent to half of the Eiffel Tower. It is expected that a total of 2.3 million man hours will be spent on the construction of the project, with an average of 200 people who will be present daily for three years and about 450 people during the peak periods.
For a teaser video about the first phase of the construction of the project, go to: http://bit.ly/ODE-NL.
Aronsohn Constructies has designed the constructions, detailing and construction calculation.