Development De Nederlandsche Bank Amsterdam
Following the revitalization, the building housed the ICT department, the visitor center, and the Occupational Health Service (Arbodienst).
Photography: Jan de Vries
In 1982, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) acquired the property at Sarphatistraat 1 in Amsterdam from the then Westland Utrecht Hypotheekbank. The purpose of this acquisition was to establish DNB's new Automation Center (ACS) in the building, which required extensive renovations at the time. During this project, both the interior furnishings and systems were outdated, necessitating a revitalization of the property. Following the revitalization, the building housed the ICT department, the visitor center, and the Occupational Health Service (Arbodienst). The security aspect, utilizing the layered security approach, was a critical consideration in the design, alongside the intended work concept and sustainability goals. Concerning the layered security approach, the ACS building notably distinguishes between two zones: the public area and the office area. The work concept allows employees in the office environment to work flexibly in terms of both time and location.
Organizing and Managing the Entire Renovation Process
RYSE has been involved as the project manager from the inception of the Definitive Design phase. In addition to organizing and controlling the entire renovation process, following the Prince 2 methodology, RYSE also played a key role in the European tendering process for the executing party, based on Engineering & Construct principles. Furthermore, a second executing party was contracted for the exhibition construction phase, following the Design & Build approach. During the implementation phase, RYSE handled contract management and quality assurance. In collaboration with IGG, we were responsible for comprehensive cost monitoring.
In close collaboration with the municipality, the local environment, and the contractor, a logistics plan has been developed to facilitate a just-in-time construction approach, taking into account the sustainability requirements of the time, specifically achieving an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of A. The building now complies with the EPC rating A (Energy Performance Certificate), and the building design also aims for carbon neutrality in the energy consumption aspect and an overall GPR (Green Building Performance Rating) ambition of an average score of 7.6. To achieve this, the incorporation of a Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) system is planned. The property is part of a developed block that accommodates both residential and commercial units. This project is characterized by limited construction space, constraints in terms of construction logistics, stringent safety standards, a strong commitment to sustainability, and the comprehensive implementation of the New Way of Working.