ING officially opens their new office in Amsterdam South-East
ING has officially opened their new office in Amsterdam south-east. The 39,000 m2, five-storey office developed by EDGE and G&S Vastgoed consists of two interconnected buildings with two atria.
Touches like these well-designed open areas, alongside dedicated working spaces, make it a dynamic and innovative environment built to fulfil ING’s needs. It fits into the area perfectly, which is currently experiencing a boost in development and modernization. This area encourages creative collaborations between entrepreneurs, scientists and innovators. The new office of ING is called “Cedar” and is part of what is called Cumulus Park—a
recently opened innovation district.
Amidst all stakeholders that contributed to the delivery of the new ING office Ralph Hamers, CEO of ING, and Coen van Oostrom, CEO of EDGE, officially opened the building with a light show in the public park surrounding the building. The show highlighted the tree that was symbolically planted at the start construction [by late mayor Eberhard van der Laan] 2,5 years ago. During the ceremony ING, EDGE and G&S Vastgoed also presented the book ‘Transition’. For this book renowned photographer Hans Wilschut recorded the process of building the new office in a series of poetic images.
This office has a BREEAM score of outstanding—the highest possible rating. This makes it the first building in Amsterdam South, and one of just 30 offices across the Netherlands, with this certificate. The rating was made possible through various sustainable measures, such as excellent insulation, around 3.000 m2 of
solar panels and smart technology implementation.
Whilst the new office building is a functional workspace for ING employees, with flexible workstations for around 2800 people, a separate social space was also incorporated into the district: the pavilion. This 900 m2 building was designed by Powerhouse Company to be a great space for the community of entrepreneurs, local residents, employees, students, academics and all other visitors to connect. The pavilion
accommodates the restaurant ‘The Traveller’, which was created by Dutch entrepreneurs to offer a culinary voyage of discovery with flavors from around the world.
“Both ING and ourselves can be proud of this achievement. We have been able to realise an elegantly designed office that offers a wide variety of workspaces. A multifunctional
atrium that is open to everyone. An office suited to ING, a bank of the future.We consider the Traveller restaurant in the magnificent designed pavilion as a major asset for Amsterdam South East.” – Arjen Lindeman, Head of Development G&S Vastgoed