ClientOosterdokseiland Ontwikkeling Amsterdam CV
ArchitectPlot 5: De Architecten Cie, Zwarts & Jansma / Plot 6: Erick van Egeraat Associated Architects, Baumschlager-Eberle, Future Systems
Project size200.000 m2 HFA
Start of project2005
Consulting servicesStructural design
Within the general partnership, Aronsohn has provided structure advice for the following project components:
– Plot 5, which contains the new construction of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (approximately 14.500m2), underground leisure facilities (approximately 5.000m2), and office space (approximately 21.000m2), designed by architects De Architecten Cie and Zwarts & Jansma.
– Plot 6, containing an office building that utilizes the existing construction of the Post Expeditie Knooppunt, a number of houses and a blob-shaped horeca facility. In total, plot 6 encompasses 46.400m2. Architects are (respectively) Erick van Egeraat Associated Architects, Baumschlager-Eberle, and Future Systems.
– The two-story basement that lies underneath all six plots.
The project involves a high level of complexity. The conservatory houses a great number of spaces designated for education and presentation, including grand and small music halls, studios et cetera. Such facilities require accurate and meticulous acoustic design. Additionally, the office buildings on both plot 5 and 6 are partly cantilevered over an access road on the north side of the island, where the Oosterdokseiland is bordered by Amsterdam Central Station railroads.
To achieve this, table structures have been designed that are highly interesting from a structure engineering and architectural point of view. Finally, the phased building process, underground foundation remains, and nearby railroads demanded special structure solutions.