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Now more than ever, users expect high-quality offices, shops, restaurants and residential buildings. In successful commercial real estate everything has to be right; from daylighting and indoor climate to the right amenities and “look and feel”. The main focus in the coming years will be on making buildings more sustainable and the reuse of existing properties.

The technical challenge for commercial real estate is to achieve multifunctional buildings, existing or new, that consume as little energy as possible. This trend will make high demands on building structures and installations. But sustainability measures are often expensive. How can we make a building more sustainable and make sure it makes money? How do we make this measurable? ABT uses a specially developed tool to calculate this. It provides insight into the costs of the various BREEAM credits. Ventilation systems are becoming more complex as they are to achieve a pleasant indoor environment in homes, offices and shops.

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A great example of a multifunctional building is the Fenix sheds in Rotterdam. As the structural and geotechnical consultant, ABT was involved in the renovation of this project. A program of housing, education, retail and a parking garage is planned on and under the 1920s-era sheds. ABT is also involved in the Jonas project in Amsterdam, a residential building with additional commercial functions including a cinema, hospitality and commercial spaces. ABT took an integrated approach to Jonas’ design and we are proud that the design was one of the first residential buildings in the Netherlands to receive the BREEAM-outstanding certificate.

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DSM Maastricht headquarters redevelopment

DSM Maastricht headquarters redevelopment

In this special project by real estate developers EDGE and 3W real estate, the former Euroscoop and national monument De Ambachtsschool are being redeveloped into a sustainable and innovative office building.

Jonas’

Jonas’

A multifunctional building with a highly innovative residential concept. Jonas is a sustainability icon in IJburg. The project is a development by Amvest, designed by Orange Architects in collaboration with ABT and Felixx Landscape Architects and Planners. It was realized by Ballast Nedam West. ABT took care of the integral technical design.

Shell campus: sustainability and renovation C30

Shell campus: sustainability and renovation C30

The C30 building is a national monument of 25,000m² GLA. The original building dates back to 1916, the extensions to 1928 and 1929. Originally part of Shell's headquarters, it is now part of the Shell Campus The Hague. Between 2018 and 2022, the building was renovated and made more sustainable. An intensive process requiring a high level of ambition. Throughout the implementation process, ABT served as Architect of Record for Shell.

Transformation of Hoog Lindoduin

Transformation of Hoog Lindoduin

The residential building Hoog Lindoduin was subjected to a major renovation and sustainability project commissioned by Vestia. The 182-unit gallery apartment was made gas-free and the living plan, comfort, sound insulation, fire safety and aesthetic appearance were greatly improved. The building was stripped down to the existing 1963 concrete shell, but the main load-bearing structure remained intact. ABT was integral technical consultant.
Staatsman

Staatsman

Staatsman

The Statenzaal complex in Zwolle has been completely restored and converted into a grand-café, hotel and hostel. Commissioned by the Municipality of Zwolle, ABT carried out the feasibility study into making the monumental building sustainable. In the design phases following this study, ABT provided advice on building physics, fire safety, acoustics, electrical and mechanical installations and construction costs.