Exquisitely designed to express the identity of one of the world's leading banks, the emblematic head office of ABN AMRO has received various international awards for its sustainable design and its natural stone application. From AIA Top Ten Green Project, to Building Stone’s Tucker Award, and BREEAM’s prize for most sustainable in-use office building.
The compound consists of approx. 126,000 m2 superstructure and is inhabited by approx. 5,000 professionals. In 2010, ABN AMRO called upon Nitesco to bring their stone finishes back into line with the bank’s professional, powerful and reliable character. With our sustainable offerings, proven effective by TNO, we contribute to ABN AMRO’s integral long-term sustainability strategy. We’ve optimized the durability, safety, appeal and ease-of-use of the bank’s architectural stone. And we’ve also improved cleaning efficiency and reduced emission, wear, tear and dirt track. In addition to servicing its headquarters, Nitesco went on to work with ABN AMRO on multiple locations and diverse topics such as expert consulting, periodical maintenance, repair and replacement.
It’s fascinating and insightful to oversee this great project throughout its lifecycle. From advising during construction and revisiting the stone quarries for quality control to monitoring and durably preserving the stunning end product.
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
(Henry N. Cobb, Yvonne Szeto)
de Architekten Cie
1999 - 2006