140 metres length
New hotspot in Amsterdam
Thinking of IJburg is thinking of water. That is exactly what makes the Jonas project so special. The building plan consists of eight storeys of approximately 25 metres high, 140 metres long and 35 metres wide. More than 273 flats are housed on this harbour island and occupy a central location on the IJburg Bay—a spit of land adjacent to an inner harbour. Its special location and the combination of living, working and recreation makes the Jonas project Amsterdam’s new hotspot.
A place to meet, to do business or just to be comfortable at home. The Jonas project has everything in-house. The design of the building is an adventure; it is full of surprising corners and spaces with compact studios, rental homes and luxury penthouses. The heart of the building is equipped with public meeting rooms such as offices, restaurants and a cinema. Everything has been designed with three recognisable themes of the location in mind: water, the quay and maritime craft.
Jonah and the Whale
The name Jonas refers to the well-known legend 'Jonah and the Whale'. An adventurous story about comfort, safety and domesticity. These important elements are all reflected in the design. On the outside, the façade, made of dark-coloured pre patinated zinc, catches the eye. Inside, the ‘Canyon’ is the crowd-puller. This unique place is known for its different atriums that connect the various spaces within the building.
Jonas is sustainable right down to its genes. A healthy living environment, sustainable use of materials and energy efficiency are the basis for the design. With two materials in the lead: wood and sustainable concrete. Ballast Nedam also separated construction waste into seven recyclable streams, which ensured a waste separation rate of no less than 97%. This is well above the minimum 80% required from BREEAM.
As one of the first residential buildings in the Netherlands, Jonas was delivered in 2023 with the BREEAM Outstanding design certificate, BREEAM Outstanding delivery certificate and the BREEAM Outstanding In Use certificate.
Based in Rotterdam, Ballast Nedam West proudly works on projects in the Randstad region. These projects are characterised by the company's vision of manufacturability and its control over the design process. With driven professionals, they create more and more unique buildings. Cooperation and professionalism is what makes Ballast Nedam West successful. For Niels, it is precisely this interpersonal cooperation that is the key to success.