The construction start of @Home Amstelkwartier was celebrated on April 13, 2016 with the ceremonial placing of the first facade element. Designed by Mecanoo, the building will be the first residential tower in the Netherlands with a zero-energy efficiency coefficient (EPC).
The 73 metre-high tower will create 160 rental apartments in the Amstelkwartier, near the Amstel River in Amsterdam, which is currently being developed into an urban mixed-use zone with cafés, a city park and marina.
To achieve zero net energy consumption, circa 2,500 m2 of photovoltaic panels have been integrated into the design, on the roof as well as on the south-facing facade. Other energy efficiency measures such as triple glazing and prefab facade insulation panels have been used to their full potential.
The apartments measure between 50 and 75 m2 and have their own storage spaces in the basement. The development also includes parking facilities for cars, motorcycles and bicycles, as well as 500 m2 commercial space. The facade of the parking garage will be covered with vertical vegetation.
The parties responsible for developing @Home are Lingotto, APF International and Hurks Real Estate Development. Once complete in 2017, the building will be handed over to Amvest Investment Management as part of the Amvest Residential Core Fund.