Jonas on IJburg: setting new standard in service and convenience

Sustainable building, with the servicelevel of a hotel


Jonas, a new icon for Amsterdam's IJburg Bay, is a consciously sustainable building that feels like a hotel. Ballast Nedam West sets the tone for the new way of living: from luxury penthouses to guest rooms outside your own home and a private rooftop beach for sunbathing.

  • 273 appartments
  • 140 metres length
  • 8 storeys

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.

Everything in-house

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.

BREEAM-outstanding certificate

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.

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Anita Oudejans

Managing director Ballast Nedam West

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