The City of Amsterdam has selected MVRDV and OVG Real Estate to realize a new mixed use development in its Zuidas Business District - "P15 Ravel Plaza." Chosen through an international competition, the design calls for three asymmetrical towers grounded by office and retail, topped with housing and intertwined by an expansive public green space that wraps itself in and around the building.
"This plan effectively increases the attractiveness of Zuidas," said Klaas de Boer, director of Zuidas, Amsterdam City Council.
“With this project we wanted to introduce an innovative building into what is becoming an increasingly popular district of Amsterdam," said Coen van Oostrom, CEO of OVG Real Estate. "The building is, to a large degree, open to the public; the public space literally extends into, and over, the building."
“The houses have bay windows with beautiful views and large balconies with lots of vegetation, turning the whole building into a kind of village green,” says Winy Maas, architect and co-founder of MVRDV. “We combine the quality of living in a green environment with the central location and the excitement of an urban environment in this unique location.”