The skyline of the IJ has a new icon: the 75 metres high energy efficient B’Mine Tower, designed by Paul de Ruiter Architects. Area and real estate developer AM and investor MN, in name of the pension fund Metal and Technique, completed the B’Mine Tower together with BAM Living. The by AM and MN developed housing building is the first housing development in De Strip in Overhoeks. The tower with 147 apartments is located in the heart of the new creative hub of Amsterdam, next to the A’DAM Tower, EYE Filmmuseum and the previous Shell labs A-LAB.
House sharing: Friends-concept
The tower has a new housing concept, called ‘Friends’, developed by initiators AM and MN for the mid segment of the housing market. With the B’Mine Tower, AM shows the ambition to develop new housing concepts that anticipate the market. All apartments are rented out.
From luxurious penthouse to Friends-concept
With commercial spaces on the ground floor, a garage and bicycle shed and 147 apartments, the B’Mine Tower has a multifunctional program. The apartments are designed according to diverse concepts, from luxurious penthouses with a spectacular view over the city to 50 rental apartments with a breath taking view in the mid segment.
Anticipating the current diversity of housing needs
Paul de Ruiter Architects designed 52 houses with the Friends-concept. These apartments are suited for two single households. The interior has been designed in a way that the residents have two equal bedrooms and a communal living room, kitchen and bathroom. Besides the penthouses, the middle segment apartments and the Friends apartments, the B’Mine consists of 41 apartments in the free rental sector. By combining these diverse rental concepts, the B’Mine anticipates the current diversity of housing needs, at the same time the tower shapes the new urban development of the north of Amsterdam.
Paul de Ruiter Architects has been inspired by New York skyscrapers where living comfort and a panoramic view are placed centrally. The facade, mainly consisting out of glass, creates a modern living atmosphere where natural daylight reigns. Every apartment has floor high windows and glass sliding doors, this creates a phenomenal view that residents enjoy. A largely designed balcony provides a spacious outside area blocked from the wind. The pleasant indoor climate is caused by the floor heating and an integrated ventilation system that contributes to the climate regulation. The green roof on the eighth floor gives the building a playful natural accent, an oasis of rest in the busy city of Amsterdam.
Here you can read more about the B’Mine Tower.
Image: Ossip van Duivenbode.