Project Description

Amstel III area

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.

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.

Actiflow and Cauberg Huygen joint forces to simulate and analyse these physical quantities and thus inform and make recommendations to the municipality. Unique is the large scale of the project and thus the simulations: 1 km² of new built and thus roughly 2.5 km² of modelled buildings, the combination of multiple physical quantities: wind, sound and shading, and the early planning stage wherein the analysis was conducted: to inform investors about the risks and possibilities of a site. A process Actiflow would recommend.