Rembrandt Tower

Bouw- en exploitatiemij. Sedijko B.V.
Metro 51-53-54
Maarten Kloos, Amsterdam's High-Rise, Amsterdam 1995, p.92-98; Egbert Koster, Theo van Oeffelt, /Hoogbouw in Nederland 1990-2000/, Rotterdam 1997, p.75. Piet Vollaard, 'Hoogbouw in De Amstelhoek', Architectuur/Bouwen, juli 1994, p.8-9.

Office space in high-rise

With its 135 metres, the 36-storey Rembrandt Tower is the tallest building in Amsterdam and a striking city landmark. The stepped structure and the facade layout refer to the classic American skyscrapers of the thirties. It is a four-sided, symmetrical building with a widened base.

Four underground levels house a parking garage with some two hundred and forty parking spaces. On top of the stepped base with its nine storeys are twenty storeys with glazed corner oriels. On the twenty-ninth storey, these corner oriels become four glazed towers. These corner towers have four storeys and accentuate the vertical character of the building. The top seven storeys are staggered at various levels.

On top of the most striking spire is a beacon which has been dubbed ‘de Nachtwacht’ (the night watch). Inside the spire are ventilation ducts and the crane for window-cleaning equipment. The elevations are clad with cloudy grey granite. Dark grey aluminium frames surround the windows. The tall entrance foyer with canopy faces south and leads to a central court on which the Breitner Tower and the Mondrian Tower are situated. (ARCAM/HL)