The new transparent, specially lined façade makes the WTC completely of our time. Behind it, there will be 17,000 m2 fully renovated and 32,000 m2 new floor space. The parking garage is also being expanded to meet the requirements and needs of the modern user.
Reinforcement of foundations
The extension is a complex project in which strengthening the foundation is an important part. Specialist work in design and execution is necessary to be able to support the ten new construction layers. Lifting jacks will be placed between the old and new foundations to keep the building up to date.
Photo: Milan Hofmans
Project Tower Ten has obtained a BREEAM Excellent certificate. With this certification, the client, CBRE Global Investors, has the ambition to minimise the impact of the WTC complex on the environment.
Build big in a small space
Another Ballast Nedam specialism that comes in handy is building in a small space. In this case, at one of the busiest locations in the Netherlands, the Zuidas, which is wedged between intensively used roads and offices. This requires a lot of attention for the environment. For example, we pay attention to the office and environmental schedule into account, and we communicate with tenants in the WTC building. To limit inconvenience, we discuss the planning and activities in advance. Sometimes the measures are small, e.g., turning off construction radios, and sometimes we make bigger decisions to relieve the environment. In good cooperation, we will achieve a major expansion of WTC Amsterdam.
Jochem works with great passion and dedication on our iconic building projects. He knows better than anyone how to translate the wishes of the customer into all the expertise within Ballast Nedam. By managing expectations with a focus on the relationship, he creates sustainable partnerships.