Holland Metropole partners BPD and AM have completed a new project in Amsterdam’s Zuidas business district, which provides 144 homes, as well as shops, and a car and bike park.

The Gustav was designed by Rotterdam architechts KCAP, also a Holland Metropole partner, and is spread across two buildings in the heart of the financial district.

The northern building contains 96 studio apartments and targets starters on the housing ladder, with communal areas on each floor. The southern building has 19 studios and 29 large apartments on the upper floors, which have private gardens and balconies.

The Gustav is the latest housing project to be completed in the Zuidas district, which will eventually have thousands of homes for a wide range of incomes in between the office blocks.  

‘Realising 10,000 new homes in Zuidas is a lot and it is seriously going to change the way the area looks and thrives,’ says Zuidas director David van Traa

‘But it is not just about building homes – international investors, developers, pension funds, employers – they all need an environment that is hyper-mixed, to create an area that works from both a business and a social perspective.’

Zuidas is being constructed as a complete urban district and will include schools, a library and facilities such as a health centre and cultural amenities as the residential population grows.

Photo: © Ossip van Duivenbode