Three impressive towers sit in the Amsterdam district Zuidas. They are called Valley. Their façades protrude at all angles. Plants and trees grow on the terraces and across the façades in which clear, reflecting windows alternate with stone. INBO took full charge of the technical development of the MVRDV design and provided the overall coordination.
Our engineers made MVRDV’s impressive artist impressions reality. After the final design stage, our architectural engineers went to work. They created the seemingly simple details of the planters and the glass balustrades.
‘The most beautiful is often the most difficult to build,’ says Johan de Graaf, architectural engineer at INBO and in the lead in Valley’s engineering.
The green valley
Live plants and trees are an important part of the Valley design. Thanks to our solutions, the greenery actually grows lushly in the well-designed planters. Rainwater neatly drains from the planters, in which the plants flourish optimally; their stone finish blends seamlessly with the rest of the façade.
Valley is a place in which visitors effortlessly meet each other on the stairs and take strolls between the towers. A place in which residents enjoy the views from their glass balustrade terraces, views of a beautiful Valley in full bloom.
- 2 km of glass balustrade
- 360 planters
- 3700 different spaces
- 75000 m2
- 30 storeys
‘MVRDV was happy with our elaboration, the contractor was able to work with it efficiently. The residents are happy and EDGE is satisfied. That’s what you do it for, right?’
- Grotto entrance hall
- Lift hall north tower
- Catering industry
- Outer valley
- Lift hall south tower
- Lift hall west tower
- Lift hall offices
- Cultural facilities
- Shuttle lift hall
Boele en van Eesteren, G&S Bouw
Marcel van Steinbach, Janus van den Eijnden, Ossip van Duivenbode
Emporis Skyscraper Award 2021