Moermansk 400 | Amsterdam
In Amsterdam, redevelopment has been underway for some time now, transforming the frayed edges of the city into attractive places to live and work.
The Houthavens is a good example of this, from industrial harbour area to residential harbour area and now to living and working area. A history of shipping and the timber trade, to which the harbours also owe their name, going back to the 19th century.
New developments on the Moermanskkade Amsterdam
One of the buildings that have been developed there is Moermansk 400, part of a group of buildings on the Moermanskkade that also consists of Moermansk 300 and Moermansk 500. What these buildings have in common is that they offer a phenomenal view of the river IJ and the skyline of Amsterdam.
Moermansk 400 is a state-of-the-art five-storey office building. The round glass corners and high ceilings have a very spacious effect with daylight from all sides, the so-called loft concept provides an open layout. Each floor has its own balcony or terrace, accessible from the respective floor. The various floors are rented out to mainly creative companies.
A sustainable interpretation of a modern concept
Sorba provided the frames for the balconies in this project. The balconies are made of Alpolic, a durable aluminium composite. The building’s spaciousness is enhanced by the slender design and light colour scheme. It seems to take to the air and merge into its surroundings.
On three sides of the building, planters have been incorporated into the façade. As a result, the building will be partly green in the future. The planters have been incorporated into the roof caps and the cladding of the various floors. The façade is finished with white profiled sheeting and black anodised aluminium.
Would you like more information?
On the Moermanskkade you will find more modern architecture, if you want to know more about it, look here. Opposite Moersmansk 400 is Flow, another building whose facade was developed by Sorba projects. You can find more information about this project here.