Amstel III is an area of approximately 1 km² at the South-east of Amsterdam. Currently the area is mainly occupied by offices. The general height of these buildings is roughly 25 m with an overall square footprint.
The municipality of Amsterdam has the desire to transform this area into a lively urban district with mixed residential, office and recreational use. Between now and 2027 roughly 5.000 new houses need to be realized, together with shops and a comfortable outdoor space.
The amount of volume that needs to be added will lead to a more dense urban fabric and the addition of high-rise. In an early planning stage the municipality wanted to know if this increase in volume would lead to problems regarding wind, sound and shading.