The Conrad House is the new housing of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. The Conrad House project involves construction of a new building of 20,000m2 gross floor area on the lot between the Mauritskade, the Wibautstraat and the Swammerdamstraat, at the Rhijnspoorplein-West in Amsterdam.
The building is the capstone of the campus of the University. The project concerns the construction of a new education building with a total of 15 floors (including ground floor and basement).
Conradhuis HvA

Project information


Project Management




Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences


Team RSG (combination of Powerhouse Company, de Architekten Cie. and Marc Koehler Architects)

Project size

20.000 m2 GFA

Start of project

3rd quarter 2016


mid 2018

Consulting services

Construction management and contract administration

The building consists of a low-rise part with 6 floors and a high-rise part with 13 floors. The low-rise part and the high-rise part are connected via an atrium. The atrium adjacent to one side on the exterior facade of the former Theo Thijssen House. The class rooms are mainly located on the 1st – 6th floor and in the basement. The general education, management and staff are located on the 7th – 13th floor in the high-rise. Located on the ground floor are the reception/entrance area, large lecture halls, commercial space and the atrium. In the basement are class rooms, storage for Facility Services and bicycle storage.

The project will be realised in phases: (A) verification of the concept-production information and (B) realisation of the construction of the education building. Construction company M.J. de Nijs en Zonen B.V. and Unica will implement phase A. Aronsohn Management provides the project management and the contract administration. The design of the new education building for the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, is awarded with a BREEAM-NL Excellent design certificate. It is the first education building with such a high score.

Whether the Conrad House will be the first smart building of the University is still to be decided. Should the University decide, it will be possible to control the lighting and temperature of the building with a smartphone. It also can be possible to register occupation and climate etc.

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