Mecanoo has won the competition to design a new 28-story mixed-use tower for Amsterdam’s Overhoeks neighborhood. The project called Dubbed Brink Tower will consist of 28 floors and will host 400 new residents. Created to address a housing shortage for a range of tenants, including students and researchers, the new project aims to become a green, sustainable and vibrant vertical neghbourhood in the city.
Brink Tower will have easy access to the Central Station and will form a connection between the Van der Pek neighborhood and Overhoeks. Mecanoo’s proposal includes 120 social rental homes, 30 care homes, a meeting space for the neighborhood and more than 250 rental properties. The tower’s plinth will accommodate spaces for shopping, dining, and common areas.
In addition to the investments in social quality and the health of future residents of brink tower, the technical concept of this high-rise building itself is also extremely sustainable. An EPC score of less than 0 is achieved through the combination of numerous PV cells on the various roofs, terraces and facades and the realization of additional sustainability facilities. The various terraces and roofs are equipped with polder roofs, which means that water storage can take place and green enclaves can be created. The collected rainwater will be reused during the growing season to water these roof gardens.
The elegant tower has been designed to allow as much interaction as possible between all residents from the different housing types, as well as new residents and the existing inhabitants of the surrounding area.
The project is expected to be completed by 2026.