The warehouse: a dated office building sustainably redeveloped as a state-of-the-art head office for Oracle, on the water’s edge opposite the Shipping Museum.
APF and Angelo Gordon bought an empty office building steeped in the character of the 1980s. Cruz y Ortiz was asked by Peak Development to come up with a design that would excite not only the intended lessee, but also the city of Amsterdam, and they have more than succeeded. The closed façade has been made fully transparent and the warehouse style of the 18th century has been fully reinstated, making it now the favourite workplace for everyone working at Oracle in the Netherlands.
Due to its location in the buffer zone of the ring of canals making up the world heritage site, Peak Development has enjoyed excellent cooperation with the municipality and the building aesthetics committee. This was necessary to ensure that the design would continue to be in keeping with Amsterdam city centre.
Planning permission was intentionally applied for in phases. The first phase concerned the base of 6,000 m². In the second phase, planning permission for an extra floor was applied for and granted. This meant that the risk of delay was avoided. The result? A fantastic new and sustainable (BREEAM Very Good) office building at a unique site in Amsterdam.