Opposite Amstel Station, Amsterdam, 200 rented homes are being built in blocks B and C. The homes will be completed in 2022.
Around 80% of the homes, divided between two buildings, are intended for middle-income households, while 20% will be homes in the private rental sector. Moreover, part of the mid-range segment of rented homes will be suitable for larger families thanks to an average dwelling size of 140m2. In the basement and at street level, there will be a range of social and commercial amenities such as a supermarket, bars & restaurants, incubators, Spirit and a centre for homework support.
A key part of MRP Development’s plan is an unusual water storage concept. The roofs of the two buildings and in the communal gardens will feature several retention basins and water recycling systems, which can be used, say, for flushing toilets.
The plan will be worked out in greater detail in collaboration with VenhoevenCS and Fakton Capital, among others.
Bart Meijer, CEO at MRP Development: “This project will add something to the city. Not only because of the futureproof design and sustainable appearance, but equally from a public housing perspective. MRP Development is sticking its neck out by using this project to keep the city accessible to middle-income households. We are proud that we are able to do this for Amsterdam.”