ING House

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Coordinates: 52°20′13″N 4°51′14″E / 52.337071°N 4.854010°E / 52.337071; 4.854010

ING House
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General information
Groundbreaking 16 November 1999
Inaugurated 16 September 2002
Height 48m
Technical details
Floor count 10
Floor area 5,600m2
Design and construction
Architecture firm Meyer & van Schooten Architecten
Structural engineer Arup, Aronsohn
Services engineer RTB Van Heugten
Main contractor Heijmans
Other information
Parking 160 underground spaces

ING House is the headquarters of ING Group at the business district Zuidas of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It is nicknamed the shoe or the dustbuster (Dutch: de kruimeldief). The postmodern design is by Amsterdam based architects Meyer and Van Schooten.[1] The construction, which took place from November 1999 to September 2002, was undertaken by Heijmans.[2]

The building is constructed like a table on 16 angled steel legs. These are independent of each other, resting on pins in large concrete blocks in the ground, a technique also found in bridge construction. On this platform the floors are built. The belly of the building on the second floor is actually at the height of the highway, as the ground is lower than the highway. From the third floor one has a view of the highway.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Ben Maandag (2007), Meyer en Van Schooten Architecten: Keeping a strong focus on quality, Europe Real Estate, retrieved 2010-12-08 
  2. ^ ING House Structurae database

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