Mahler 4 Office Tower, Amsterdam Architecture: Rafael Vinoly Holland

Mahler 4 Tower, Rafael Vinoly Amsterdam Building, Architect, Photo, Dutch High-Rise Project, Date, Holland

Mahler 4 Office Tower

Building in Zuidas district, The Netherlands: Amsterdam Office Architecture – design by Rafael Vinoly

22 Jan 2007

Mahler 4 Office Tower

Date built: 2005

Design: Rafael Vinoly Architects

Mahler 4 Tower
image © Raoul Suermondt from Rafael Viñoly Architects 220107

Building area: 160,000-sqm (1,722,225-sqft)

The Mahler 4 Office Tower is a mixed-use development in Amsterdam’s Zuidas district, an ambitious urban regeneration project located approximately halfway between the city center and Schiphol Airport.

The master plan mandated a specific zoning envelope for each building in the development, resulting in the traditional base, shaft, and crown structure of high-rise buildings, here angled in plan to yield a more dynamic urban composition. Rafael Viñoly Architects’ design sought to reinvent this tripartite building structure, unifying the three tower volumes into a singular, dynamic composition through the use of an exterior stair and vertical aluminum mullions.

Subtracting a narrow, spiral volume from the building mass to animate each elevation, the exterior fire escape wraps the structure and enlivens the façades.

This staircase provides a fair-weather alternative to the two elevator cores and creates exterior spaces that office workers can use for informal gatherings, or that can be programmed as small gardens and outdoor plazas.

Dutch Building image / information from Rafael Vinoly Architects 220107

Rafael Vinoly


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