The construction has started on this new and exiting development in the heart of the Amsterdam Fashion District. This marks the beginning of the unprecedented changes to the iconic area and work will be completed in Q1 2025.
An unique destination that brings the Work, Play, Live concept to life around which Berghaus has been designed. The development perfectly blends office, living and retail space to meet the demands of today’s lifestyle. The mix of amenities and facilities provide the foundations for a lively 24/7 community.
Built upon the heritage of this historic building this new dynamic office is a place where thriving business can grow. The offices to let provide large, open plan spacious floor areas from 1,400 sqm. up to more than 3,000 sqm. Berghaus Amsterdam is almost directly connected to the train and metro station at Lelylaan. Making access to public transport as good as you would expect from a prime Amsterdam office location.
In 1882 the famous Berghaus Fashion Atelier was created in the centre of Amsterdam; after 82-years of successful trading, time came to expand their boundaries. The development of Berghaus Plaza provided a unique opportunity for the Fashion Atelier to flourish in what is now known as the Amsterdam Fashion District.
The new Berghaus development sees history repeating itself through a revival of Prof. H.T. Zwiers original design concept, first realised in 1964. This area has long been a busy business district, packed with fashion merchants, traders and factories.
Our ambition is simple; to build on the success of the past and welcome in a new era of growth. Berghaus adds new energy and vibrancy to this thriving and fast developing part of Amsterdam.
The total development includes 20,813 sqm of lettable office space, 2,797 sqm of lettable retail space and 288 rentable apartments. Around the main square the design of the retail space creates a vibrant market feel that adds energy and interest when you visit a restaurant or retail store. The development includes underground parking which releases space for the public squares.
The design team has reimagined what once was and created something unique for the area.
Berghaus Amsterdam has been designed with people and community at heart. Our Work, Play, Live concept ensures that the mix of amenities and facilities provide the foundations for a lively 24/7 community. A place where business can grow and prosper, in turn providing innovative spaces for business to thrive and support fulfilling job opportunities. A place where city dwellers can feel close to everything the city has to offer. Carefully considered and planned to promote a healthy working and living environment, it provides a conscious connection between indoor and outdoor space.
Created with the needs of tomorrow in mind, open spaces are maximised across the total building design; additional staircases, open plan floor space and wide access points within the building help keep a healthy flow. Creating room for personal space is at the forefront of our design thinking.
The entire building complex speaks with one formal language, with an emphasis on the horizontal craftsmanship of the famous early 20th-century Amsterdam School. The elegant rounding of the corners amplifies a luxurious atmosphere – also a typical feature of the Amsterdam School, translated here with 21st-century materials. The redevelopment echoes the form and detailing of Prof. H.T. Zwiers original design, combining old and new to create a light and spacious building with the character that inspired its original design.
The design by HEYLIGERS architects and MVSA Architects includes two transparent new residential towers on top of existing office buildings – an elegant solution for a universal urban dilemma.
As urbanization continues its advance, the smartest solutions provide new space through densification, rather than suburban expansion.