Start-up of sustainable renovation of DNB head office
17 December 2020
De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) has contracted Strukton Worksphere for the renovation of its head office at the Frederiksplein in Amsterdam, whereby sustainability and circularity play an important role.
Following an energetic building team phase, in which Strukton Worksphere has participated since 2019, an accurate technical design was created. The renovation gives a technically obsolete building a sustainable upgrade. Well maintained, but dated, the building deserves to be restored to its original qualities. Following the renovation, the revitalised head office will meet all of the requirements of the applicable laws and regulations, as well as the sustainability goals of De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB). Strukton Worksphere earlier won the European tender and in a building team together with Mecanoo, Valstar Simonis, DGMR, Pieters Bouwtechniek, and Stevens Van Dijck/Laanbroek Schoeman Adviseurs worked out the design in further detail.
From design to realisationDNB and Strukton Worksphere signed the building renovation contract on 16 December. The time has now come to make the design a reality! Following the circular disassembly, which has since started, we will continue with the integral realisation of the building. We will execute the realisation of this striking building from disassembly to construction, from construction to fit-up, and from terrain to layout and landscaping.
Start-up of the realisation phase. Nicole Stolk, Director Resolution and Internal Operations DNB, and Evert Lemmen, CEO Strukton Worksphere, sign for an open, sustainable and future-proof building.
Open, sustainable and future-proofThe building will be given a modern and open appearance by making use of lots of glass. In addition, a publicly accessible meeting centre will be built in part of the building. By mid-2023 the result will be visible for its users, the city of Amsterdam and all Dutch citizens.
The building will become sustainable – BREEAM Outstanding and WELL Platinum – so that effective from 2023, the building will meet all climate and sustainability-related statutory requirements. The following elements among others contribute to greening the building: the replacement of the technical building systems with sustainable and modern technical systems that increase user comfort, locally generated energy using solar panels for example, and the application of innovative façade concepts that respect and improve the qualities of the existing building. Through the use of sustainable systems and the circular use of materials we jointly work together with De Nederlandsche Bank on a project that sets an example.
Digital and integratedWith due consideration to the requirements of end users and DNB’s operating processes, Strukton Worksphere will deploy all of its expertise in the areas of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, sustainability and digitalisation. The building’s revitalisation was entirely developed in BIM. The implementation will also be fully detailed, executed and handed over using a BIM-driven approach. This equally applies to the management and maintenance phase. Strukton Worksphere, in collaboration with DNB and its consultants, this way contributes to a reliable and pleasant working environment whereby smart choices are made with respect to sustainability.
Artist impression of the renovated DNB head office (copyright DNB)
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