Amsterdam’s plans for a ‘Haute Couture’ building

Amsterdam has plans in the future for a new  residential tower made from wood. Arch Daily reports that the tower will be 73 meters (240 feet) tall and will become The Netherland’s tallest timber framed building.

HAUT 1
(Design rendering of HAUT, Amsterdam’s newest tall timber building. Photo credit: Team V Architectuur)

The project is called HAUT, short for “Haute Couture,” and will located next to the Amstel River. HAUT will be designed by Team V Architectuur with Lingotto, Nicole Maarsen and ARUP.

The building will be made up of 55 apartment units within the 21-story building. The interiors are currently designed with exposed wood and large windows overlooking the river and city.

HAUT 5
(Photo credit: Team V Architectuur)

HAUT 3
(Photo credit: Team V Architectuur)

The sustainability of building with wood is also apparent in HAUT. Arch Daily says that over three million kilos of carbon dioxide will be stored in the cross-laminated pieces once completed. Energy-generating facades and wastewater purification systems are also planned to reach a BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method)  Outstanding rating.

HAUT 2
(Photo credit: Team V Architectuur)

HAUT 4
(Photo credit: Team V Architectuur)

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