Timber buildings are one of the most talked about innovations in sustainable construction internationally, due to the large storage capacity of CO2. Using wood provides an answer to the Municipality of Amsterdam’s quest for CO2 neutrality.
HAUT is a 73 metre high residential tower located in the Amstelkwartier, which will include 55 apartments, a bicycles parking and an underground car parking. On the ground floor HAUT's Hortus is planned, an public indoor city garden, which will present sustainable technologies and enable the residents to grow their own vegetables. It will have a total gross floor area of approximately 14,500 m2 and is to receive the BREEAM Outstanding label, the highest possible sustainability score.
The municipality selected our team, a partnership of Lingotto, Nicole Maarsen, TEAM V Architecture, Nederlandse Energie Maatschappij and Arup. In our vision the city of the future balances nature and architecture.
73m high building
14,500m2of total surface
HAUT also stands for haute couture: designed customized architecture. The design offers the first buyers unlimited freedom of choice in dwelling size, number of floors and the location of rooms, outdoor spaces and voids. Within a strong and simple façade design, with white-gray floor tapes and high windows, the balconies seem to have randomly been slid in and out. The wooden ceilings of balconies and large overhangs make HAUT’s architecture expressive and iconic.
Amstelkwartier, the new district on the Amstel encompasses about 4,000 homes, shops and businesses.