A luxury residential tower bringing a sense of Manhattan to the Zuidas.
Simultaneously chic and urban, 900 Mahler is a wink to New York architecture. INBO, the architect on duty, took its inspiration from New York architecture of the first half of the last century. Manhattan's chic residential buildings have a clear structure with a public plinth on the street and a crowning glory at the top. Their brick facades are carefully composed and richly detailed: a look that was reinterpreted for 900 Mahler.
Pioneering during the crisis
During the financial crisis, residential projects at the Zuidas came to a halt. The initial initiators of this 900 Mahler dropped out, leaving the municipality with nothing. Luckily, G&S& stepped up and, in accordance with the municipality’s wishes, decided to create a building that was new to Amsterdam: a residential tower with a completely unique look, oozing New York-allure. The vision was to not so much attract people to live in the Zuidas, but to excite them to live in specifically ‘that funky, special building’. It’s safe to say that this mission was accomplished.
Spectacular views The brick building, consisting out of two towers and further characterized by tall windows and a gorgeous copper logo, holds 127 luxury apartments and penthouses. The residents enjoy an outstanding daylight entry; combined with incredible views and spacious terraces this leads to a maximum standard of living. Glass elevators, emerging from the façade, provide spectacular panoramic views. Next to comfy living, the residents can also enjoy some fun shopping or a good cup of coffee on the ground floor – which gives room for commercial initiatives.
Warm and welcoming
Interior architect Kate Hume made sure the outside quality of 900 Mahler was also reflected on the inside in the grand lobby. Eye-catching chandeliers by Kaia and Atollo and table lamps by Oluce give the warm welcoming feel of a five-star hotel lobby. The residential host (via JAMES concierge service) makes the residents and visitors feel right at home.
900 Mahler has played an important role in the transformation of the Zuidas by both literally and figuratively sticking its neck out. Many more residential buildings have followed. The Zuidas is now perceived as a vibrant destination to not only work, but also to live.
“The masonary on the facades is the main carrier of the concept behind the residential tower. It gives 900 Mahler the metropolitan look and also gives the building a sustainable and timeless character.”