WHERE THE PAST AND PRESENT MEET
Avant-garde homes and offices
From a former diamond-cutting factory to a sophisticated multi-functional building. The Asscher Building from 1907 was designed by Gerrit van Arkel. This iconic landmark has been transformed into an extraordinary residential and commercial spaces by Villanova architects. The commanding building is unique, incorporating a mix of modern and traditional materials and shapes: steel, brick in contrasting yellow with chiseled hardstone corner stones and accents. But it is also an industrial building, with a special concrete structure that was unprecedented at the time and long, tall factory halls. Here, the diamond cutters were seated at their cutting tables with their backs to the enormous windows which flooded the space in natural light.
The diamond cutting factory was an enclosed complex with a single entrance and a single exit, surrounded by a gate. After its transformation, it is now a multi-functional building with an open character. With office spaces on the ground floor, adjacent to the public front square, which will be transformed into an urban garden.
The monumental main entrance accesses a space for a restaurant with a terrace on the new square. For the residences, there are two individual entrance lobbies on the other side of the building, situated on Dora Tamanaplein. This is also where the elevators are located. The elevator will open
Parking spaces have been reserved in the garage directly next door to Diamantfabriek. One or two parking spaces are offered for sale with each apartment. The entrance to the garage is on Tolstraat, adjacent to Diamantfabriek. The pedestrian exit from the garage is on Dora Tamanaplein, which is also where both of the entrance lobbies of the residences are.
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The elevated street-level and basement level of Diamantfabriek encompass approximately 760 sqm of commercial space and approximately 420 sqm designated for use as a high-end restaurant or bistro which also includes an authentic porter's lodge of approximately 25 sqm. The industrial office lofts and restaurant space will be conveyed in shell condition. The office lofts, similar to the residential lofts, feature ceilings spanning over 4-meters tall and the option to create a terrace.
The robust lofts, spanning approximately 155 to 264 sqm feature ceilings heights of up to 3.85 meters and are bathed in natural daylight due to the enormous, original dual aspect windows. The apartments include either a south-facing loggia or roof deck.
The apartments are expansive, with a spacious living room, two or three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Stunning authentic elements lend these lofts a unique atmosphere that will complement any interior design style. The apartments feature full finishes and include stunning oak flooring, smooth wall and ceiling finishes, fully equipped bathrooms, kitchens (or budget). All apartments have direct, private elevator entry. The homes are fitted with a gas or wood burning fireplace.
Equal attention has been paid to comfort and sustainability, all lofts have underfloor heating and cooling and will be built using high-grade insulation materials and triple glazing.
The first and second floors levels each have four apartments, ranging from approximately 155 to 195 sqm. The lofts on the first and second floors feature one or two south-facing loggias: sunroom-like spaces tucked away behind one of the large windows in the southern facade. A lovely secluded spot to enjoy without being overlooked from above, with enough room for a large dining table or lounge set.
The third and fourth floors accommodate double-level penthouses ranging from approximately 245 to 264 sqm with a roof deck of over 50 sqm. The third floor level of these apartments feature a living room, three spacious bedrooms and two bedrooms. Beautifully designed stairs lead to the fourth floor, with a multi-functional space of approximately 74 sqm with floor-to-ceiling windows and the fittings for a second kitchen.
Avant-garde homes and offices
Diamantfabriek is at the heart of De Pijp borough, around the corner from Amstel river. One of Amsterdam's liveliest and sought-after districts. With contemporary shops, wonderful restaurants, inviting coffee bars and lush Sarphatipark, but also nearby Carré theater.
A new neighborhood has formed around Diamantfabriek: Asscher Quarter: a new hotspot where past and present meet. With fabulous historic buildings and a creative bustle, thanks to the new theater, the library and Hotel Pestana with restaurant Arc. by Lute.
1906 - 2019
This building was once the place where the world's largest diamond was once cut. Made possible by a previously developed technique which had become popular among the international elite. The lucrative trade and prospering business were characteristic of this extraordinary time, La belle époque, in Diamantfabriek.
The building was erected in the industrial Art Nouveau style, an art movement that was popular throughout Europe between 1890 and 1914. Art Nouveau was the expression of the new, of youth, of progress. Characterized by an optimistic world view and confidence in the future, and a penchant for the use of innovative and modern techniques in a range of fields, including architecture and paintings.
BEHIND THE SCENES
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