ClientAmsterdam University of Applied Sciences (education and sports) Housing cooperation De Key (residential buildings)
ArchitectKPF Architects London (architect building and exterior), Studio V (detailing architect building and exterior), OIII Architecten (architect interior)
Project size48.000 m2 GFA
Start of project2011
CompletionEnd of 2012 (Muller-Lulofs building), November 2014 (Wibaut building)
Consulting servicesConstruction management, European procurement of works and supervision
The project consists of two buildings, the Muller-Lulofs building (approximately 20.000m2 GFA) and the Wibaut building (approximately 48.000m2 GFA), constructed in Amsterdam’s historical city centre.
The Muller-Lulofs building is situated in between the Wibaut street, the Tilanus street and the Second Boerhaave street. This building consists of a multifunctional education building, 154 student apartments and a sports hall in a basement that can be repurposed. The education building provides access to the sheltered courtyard garden.
The Wibaut building, situated on the Wibaut street, is built on a newly constructed two story underground parking garage. Next to its function as an educational building, an additional 60 student apartment are realised on the Van Musschenbroek street side. The Wibaut building is a remarkable building with an open and transparent appearance. A sprinkler system has been installed, and a geothermal heat pump is also a part of the plan.
The project has been realised in phases, with the Wibaut building constructed after the Muller-Lulofs building. During the project, great attention was given to communication with the local residents.
The construction works were procured on the basis of concept-production information, after which the design has been optimized through the intensive cooperation between the designers and the contractors. This is a procedure which Aronsohn successfully employs in an increasing number of projects.