November 18, 2021
EDGE delivers iconic Valley development to RJB Group of Companies
EDGE is proud to announce the successful delivery of its eye-catching 75,000 sq m mixed-use development Valley, designed by MVRDV, to owner RJB Group of Companies. EDGE has won the tender in 2015 and started construction in 2017 with the ambitious goal to bring a new dynamism to Amsterdam’s Zuidas.
After more than four years of construction led by EDGE and realized by contractors G&S Bouw and Boele & van Eesteren, the building is ready to welcome office tenants, new restaurants and bars, residents, and visitors. While the first tenants are expected to start working from their new offices per delivery, residents will start moving in the end of 2021, and the new restaurants, retails and public park will open shortly after. The official opening of the building is scheduled for spring 2022.
A new landmark building in the Amsterdam’s skyline
Valley marks a turning point in the transformation of Amsterdam’s Zuidas business district into a vibrant, livable urban quarter. The building was designed in collaboration with award-winning architect Winy Maas (MVRDV) and world-renowned landscaper designer Piet Oudolf. The project demonstrates the evolution of city life and how densely populated, high-rise areas can still feel human and green. The structure itself reflects the balance between urban life and the natural world; the sheer mirrored outer facade reflects the corporate surroundings, giving it a visual connection to the neighbouring buildings, whilst the inner facade looks like it has been carved out of rock. Natural stone terraces brimming with plant life organically flow down to the valley floor, creating an architectural landmark that feels both awe-inspiring and welcoming.
Board of Directors of RJB Group of Companies: “As the long-term investor, we were very early on involved in the development of Valley. We added quality to the program of the building such as wellness with a swimming pool, a high luxury upgrade to the apartments and an extensive conciërge concept. After four years, we are extremely proud to add Valley to our growing diversified portfolio and welcome our tenants to live, recreate and work in the amazing concept that Valley is. We are very grateful to our advisors and the RJB team members, the architects and the EDGE managers and the BCVA employees who worked so hard on this project. We are convinced that our restaurant and cultural tenants will function as a game changer in the Zuidas. We wish our team success managing this jewel of an asset for our company.”
Coen van Oostrom, Founder & CEO at EDGE: “Incredibly proud to have partnered with RJB Group of Companies, MVRDV and Piet Oudolf to develop one of Amsterdam’s most exceptional mixed-use developments. Valley is a truly unique project that I believe will inspire others to rethink the way we build in modern cities, promoting wellbeing and leaving a positive impact on the surrounding environment while servicing the local community. I’m excited to see Valley come to life in the coming year.”
Valley’s three peaks will host residential apartments, offices, underground parking and various retail, catering and cultural facilities. A public park is nestled between the three mixed-use towers and linked by staircases across five different levels. Altogether there will be 370 planting areas spread over 27 floors, with a total of 1787 m2 of green space. By next spring the building is expected to be in full bloom – truly transforming the character and environment of Amsterdam’s Zuidas for good. While the abundance of greenery provides numerous environmental benefits, Valley’s high GPR Building result (8), negative EPC score (-0.3) and BREEAM Excellent certificate confirm EDGE achieved its goal to bring a highly sustainable development to Amsterdam.
EDGE congratulates RJB Netherlands B.V., their commercial advisors Hangos Real Estate and Van Gool Elbrug, legal advisor DLA Piper for this fantastic acquisition and wish them the best of luck for the future with the building. Looking back on a great collaboration during the entire development phase of the building, EDGE would like to thank all partners that worked on this extensive project, with a special mention to MVRDV and Piet Oudolf, our advisors Deltavormgroup, Van Rossum Ingenieurs, INBO, DGMR, DWA, as well as our legal advisor Loyens & Loeff, and our partners in the realization G&S Bouw, Boele & van Eesteren, Bosman Bedrijven and many others involved.