PLP Architecture has released visuals of its design for a new extension to the World Trade Center (WTC) in Amsterdam’s central business district, de Zuidas.
The approved scheme, which received planning in September, incorporates the floorplates of an existing tower into a new structure, resulting in three new pavilions and an 80m tower. Once completed, the plans will add 32,000 sq m of offices and amenities to the WTC Amsterdam.
The new development is integrated seamlessly into the existing fabric of the complex, which currently provides 115,000 sq m office space and associated amenities to more than three hundred companies from 30 different nations.
The identity of the WTC as a coherent campus of buildings is derived from the curved glass roof that ties all substructures together. A lively internal public space is lined with office pavilions, exhibition areas, support facilities, retail units, bars and restaurants.
The newly designed pavilions are conceived as a recognisable re-interpretation of the original extension of the WTC along Zuidplein and will animate the northern edge of the campus. Glazed atria between the pavilions, which can be used as flexible meeting hubs, bring daylight deep into the plan. Construction is expected to commence in April next year.
Completion of works is scheduled for 2020.