This impressive new city district is being built directly on Lake IJsselmeer – with a view of Amsterdam.
Kop Zuid is the southern part of the central high-rise area. The programme comprises approx. 70,000 m² for work and recreation and 920 houses. The high-rise project in the central area on the beach started in 2015.
It looks as if the dunes were there first and the houses were built right on top of them. But nothing could be further from the truth: everything has been designed down to the smallest detail.
The dunes are up to 10 metres high, interspersed with woodland, creeks and dune slacks. The shell paths and winding streets, and the old tree trunks that mark the boundary between street and footpath, give you the impression of being in a natural dune landscape.
The Havana building, designed by Klunder Architects, is one of the last buildings to be built in the Kop Zuid subarea. Van Rossum was commissioned by Amvest to carry out the structural design of the building.
Havana is a 70-metre-high residential tower with 12,500 m² of living space, that is to say, a total of 188 apartments. Below the dune landscape, part of the retail space and a basement car park of 3,750 m² will be realised.
Images: Klunder Architecten
Location Almere Poort
Architect Klunder Architecten
Urban development plan and landscape architects BVR and ZUS
Contractor Koopmans Bouwgroep | TBI
Consultants Cauberg Huygen bouwfysica, Huygen installatie adviseurs
Commission April 2019
Completion of project expected September 2022
Area 12,500 m² residential, 530 m² retail
Functions DUIN total: approx. 3,000 houses, offices, retail / catering, care, facilities, education, wellness and leisure
Function Van Rossum main structural engineer