Expansion of an existing retail park with a parking garage and a retail building in Amsterdam Osdorp. The entrance area of the six-storey building has an ingenious way of connecting both the existing and new retail building. With its escalators, elevators, galleries and catering establishments, the entrance area forms the beating heart of the new shopping center and dynamically connects the horizontal and vertical visitors streams. Floor-high glass walls and shop windows tempt the visitors to enter the various shops.
At the moment we are transforming this shopping mall into an energy hub and local food diamond. A glasshouse rooftop with PV-panels on top will be added. New food stands inside the building provide a place for local people to sell their homemade food. In this way, the retail center becomes part of the neighborhood.
"I have been working with Sander and Maarten for over 12 years now. I got to know them as enthusiastic, energetic guys who quickly convinced me that, instead of renovating an old business premises, I could build something new. Eventually this modest project grew to a 30,000 square meter retail complex with parking building! Since the completion, at the end of 2013, P·A is still intensively involved, together we continuously adapt the complex and add new things to further optimize and keep it attractive in this rapidly changing market. At the moment we are working on the realization of 'food stalls' and the largest sunroof in Amsterdam, it's always exciting for us! Sander and Maarten are creative and at the same time no nonsense; if I am in a hurry they say 'Klaas, we will take care of this quickly', and then it will always happen."
rutger van doren
architect and BIM modeler at P·A
"It is interesting to see that such a big shopping mall is never finished, there is always room for improvements and the retail spaces have to be adapted for each new tenant." In recent years I have refined the "BIM model", the computer model in which the entire building has been drawn three-dimensional, so that I can implement changes quickly and efficiently. This is really needed as if there are negotiations with a new tenant, often the same day a new proposal has to be put in and tested. By adding all possible information in the computer model we prevent the drawings from being a mismatch with reality."
Liberty Real Estate B.V.
Zuidermolenweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Lokhorst Bouw en Ontwikkeling, Beverwijk
IMd Raadgevende Ingenieurs