The UNStudio Tower is located on the South Axis in Amsterdam, which connects Schiphol Airport to the major business areas of Amsterdam South. The Tower office typology incorporates considerations about required office layouts, and floor organizations that maximise views and access to light. Four inset voids were introduced on the facade of the building to allow for the internal clustering of offices, and to help bring daylight deeper into the floor. Each of the inset voids is characterised by a different colour, providing varying identities to individual spaces throughout the building.
The horizontal stripes on the facade are made of white aluminum panels which vary in size in relation their position on the facade. A primary function of these bands is to protect the office space from direct sunlight, whilst simultaneously allowing extensive daylight penetration into the floors.
UNStudio Ben van Berkel, Gerard Loozekoot with Wouter de Jonge, Erwin Horstmanshof and Holger Hoffman, Kristin Sandner, Miklos Deri, Jesca de Vries, Nanang Santoso, Lucas Galehr, Dennis Ruarus
Advisors Executive architect: van den Oever Zaaijer & Partners Technical Engineering: Van Rossum, Amsterdam Installations: Techniplan, Rotterdam Contractor: G&S bouw