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Glass Flatiron, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Pedestrian View from Northeast

Context Plan

Floor Plans

Study Model

Study Model

Pedestrian View from West

Study Model: Lobby

Study Model: Lobby West Entrance

Volume Study

Program Arrangement

Model Elevation


This 18-story tower will be the home of a prominent European law firm. The triangular urban site generated a pure crystalline form, a "glass flatiron", which contrasts with strategic cuts in the building mass: three cuts at the scale of the city and twenty six human-scaled balconies. The building's form bridges from the scale of one's hand to the scale of the city.

PROJECT TEAM: Timothy Bade, Jane Stageberg, Martin Cox, Prashant Prabhu, Andrew Skey

In collaboration with Steven Holl Architects