Hourglass Amsterdam The Netherlands
Focus on sustainability
A beautiful building in the shape of an hourglass was created in no time at the Zuidas. Hourglass will be a sustainable office building with 115 long-stay hotel apartments. The various levels are made from 585 precast sandwich elements.
Completion: October 2019 Client: Hurks Bouw
Hourglass Amsterdam The Netherlands
Focus on sustainability
A beautiful building in the shape of an hourglass was created in no time at the Zuidas. Hourglass will be a sustainable office building with 115 long-stay hotel apartments. The various levels are made from 585 precast sandwich elements.
Completion:
October 2019
Client:
Hurks Bouw

Great office building

This challenging design with the building in the shape of an hourglass? Why not! This special, multifunctional building was created at lightning speed at the Amsterdam Zuidas. Byldis developed a solution to meet the Architects requirements for a façade finished in huge pieces of natural stone with minimal joint size. By constructing large factory finished panels with the stone pre-hung as a rainscreen we achieved the architectural intent as well as a safer construction site and greatly reduced build programme - quite appropriate, as a symbol of time.

‘The first element was already in place within an hour’

Timeless hourglass

Hourglass, the name says it all. The building in the shape of an hourglass is 80 metres high. Construction is really fast, but also with the utmost precision due an extra narrow joining seam. The precast system means it takes just nine workdays to build each storey!

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We are Byldis

585

sandwich elements

1 storey in 9 workdays

Focus on sustainablity