Last week the municipality approved the preliminary design of Ruby Gardens in Amsterdam.
Vastint Netherlands is planning to demolish the existing greatly outdated office building at Hullenbergweg 1-3 and to develop 20,000 m2 of high class office space, 10,000 m2 residential space (102 rental apartments), an underground parking garage of 5,000 m2 and public amenities on the ground floor.
The ground floor will offer a lot of convenience with shared facilities such as a restaurant, informal workspaces, coffee bar and meeting rooms. The amenities are accessible for the general public, with a focus on the tenants of the neighbouring building of 20,000 m2, also owned by Vastint Netherlands. The future communal garden will connect the two projects.
Ruby Gardens is situated in an area which is going to be extensively redeveloped and densified in the near future, transforming the area from a monofunctional office location to a new multifunctional, mainly residential are. Approximately 10.000 apartments and supporting facilities (schools, supermarkets, shops, etc.) will be added in multiple developments in the upcoming years.
The next milestone to look forward to is the approval of the Final Design. And the start of demolition obviously, which is foreseen for 2022.