20 Feb EDGE Technologies announces first EDGE building in Amsterdam: EDGE Olympic
EDGE Olympic is officially announced as the first in a new generation of smart buildings developed by EDGE Technologies. With this redevelopment, the new company by OVG Real Estate aims to bring an inspiring, healthy and technologically advanced showcase to the world. Formerly known as ‘Olympic Plaza’, EDGE Olympic is located in Amsterdam’s South Axis, near the Olympic Stadium.
The smart technology incorporated into EDGE Olympic makes the lives of all its users more comfortable and productive. Whether they spend just a few minutes in the building or stay for a longer period of time, employees and visitors alike will notice that this office building is anything but traditional. Every phase of the building development is based on users and their personal needs. The result is an inspiring environment with a wide variety of flexible workspaces that facilitate all forms of work.
Coen van Oostrom, founder and CEO EDGE Technologies: “Today’s knowledge workers are always looking for new connections, new ways to share experiences with others. That’s why the building has been designed as one big open ecosystem where users can easily connect with other users. This creates a living environment that fosters unexpected interactions on a daily basis and is always teeming with ideas. Talented young employees as well as seasoned staff are attracted to EDGE Olympic as it provides the perfect setting for their professional development. In other words, users not only make use of the physical space but are also provided with a fertile breeding ground for the growth of their company.”
The building is based on a digital infrastructure that connects everything and everyone within its walls to a single cloud platform. A smartphone app lets users personalise their workplace, with the possibility to customise the lighting and temperature, continuously measuring noise levels and air quality to inform choices. This same technology also lets users access the building, quickly locate their colleagues, and find available meeting rooms or workplaces. The sophisticated digital infrastructure is flexible, making it future-proof. Extra services can be easily added to meet the changing needs of tenants and users. This enables EDGE Olympic to continuously update its system to contribute to user comfort, productivity and creativity.
Sustainability and Circularity
EDGE Olympic follows a new sustainability strategy to maximize the benefits for both people and the planet. The building aims to be one of the first offices in The Netherlands to be at least WELL Gold certified, bringing together the latest research and technical innovations in health and wellbeing. In addition, EDGE Olympic has been designed to minimize its environmental impact. Instead of demolishing the original building it was redeveloped, reusing existing materials and introducing circular products and systems. The old façade of natural stone, for instance, now serves as flooring at ground level and the additional top part of the building was constructed using a demountable wooden structure and a Cradle-to-Cradle certified facade. With this building, EDGE Technologies is aiming for zero energy performance before the end of the year.
Upon completion, EDGE Olympic will also have an Energy Label A and a BREEAM Excellent is being pursued. EDGE Olympic is scheduled for delivery in May this year.
About EDGE Technologies
EDGE Technologies is a real estate technology company, seeking to develop superior buildings that actively contribute to the health of people and the world. We combine decades of experience in the real estate with the technology industry. Our team is committed to making the built environment greener, smarter and healthier with a user-centred approach. EDGE Technologies is owned by OVG Real Estate, with offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, Hamburg and New York and incorporates a technology-driven operations platform that delivers the best buildings and solutions for ambitious customers worldwide.
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