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Excursion Van Rossum: The Valley Amsterdam

Excursion Van Rossum: The Valley Amsterdam
Presented byAction committee
DateWednesday, March 11, 2020

Attention: the travel plan has been changed and updated below.

Our partner Van Rossum has invited U-BASE to visit one of the most impressive projects in the Netherlands: The Valley. Valley is a large multi-purpose complex currently under construction, and even though just its dimensions and architecture are enough to capture the eye, there is much more that lays within the design. The architectural design of this structure used a large number of parametric and building physics tools, to make the building more sustainable, and in order to make the structural design out of the final architectural design, many clever concepts were used.

Practical information

Update 06/03: Due to the amount of subscriptions we opted to hire a private coach for transport. This means transport will be fully free of charge and you won't need your OV-chipkaart for transport in Amsterdam. We'll leave from the main entrance of the faculty at 10:30. Safety equipment will be taken care of, but feel free to bring your own safety shoes. We expect to be back in Delft between 18:30-19:00. Please note: still, by not unsubscribing before Monday 9th of March 12:00 we'll expect you to join us. In case you decide to not show up, travel costs will be charged.

The programme (time is an indication)

10:30 - departure from the faculty, main entrance

12:00 - arrival at Van Rossum headquarters in Amsterdam; office tour, presentation and lunch

13:30 - public transport to the construction site of The Valley

14:30 - arrival at the construction site; presentation by Boele & van Eesteren (the contractor), safety briefing and site tour

16:30 - drinks and final presentation by EDGE Technologies (Cas Bonnema)

17:00 - transport back to Delft

Subscribe* now to visit the construction site of one of the most unique and innovative high rise buildings in The Netherlands!

*By subscribing your participation is taken into account and is being prepared upon accordingly. If you change your mind and are not planning on participating anymore, you must unenroll Monday 9th of March 12:00. After this, it is expected from you to join the event.

Involved project partners

Van Rossum is much more than just a structural engineering agency. We act as advisers to our clients and as part of a design team, Van Rossum understands that it’s about more than translating a Design Brief into a plan.

We are interested in realising ambitions and aligning these within the available budget. That is why our work consists of directing; being the link between client, users, architects, project management and other advisers. And because we at Van Rossum have been doing this for a very long time, we are experts at organising integral solutions. In order to reach optimal results, we as structural engineers need knowledge of all aspects of construction. Only then can we construct a precise plan and produce a creative design. At Van Rossum, we call it ‘economic construction’: establishing a clear economic constructive concept from the first stages, guaranteeing the feasibility of project.

In addition to this technical component, we at Van Rossum aim for good communication which is essential in realising a project. This involves not only design team members, but also other parties involved, such as users, supervising authorities and municipalities. First and foremost of course, we’re blinkered specialists – boffins. But over the past decades, we have also learned that it is imperative to act as a catalyst in a project; to be proactive and daring. And that involves much more than proposing solutions in our own field. At Van Rossum, we know that we cannot lean back and wait. That takes a certain type of people, which is why we give our employees extra training ourselves, because a diploma alone does not make a good structural engineer. It takes practical experience, from the perspective that structural engineers are meant to realise big plans and great ambitions. We appreciate that leading position and see that it can lead to great projects that satisfy our clients.

EDGE Technologies is a technology real estate company that specialises in a new generation of high-tech buildings that put the health and wellbeing of their tenants and the planet first and foremost. We aim to reinvent the modern workplace as an inspiring driver for health, sustainability, and innovation. Founded in January 2018, EDGE Technologies combines decades of experience in real estate with proven innovation, big data analytics, smart technology, and smart systems. EDGE Technologies is a subsidiary of OVG Real Estate - one of Europe’s largest commercial property developers and a global leader in tech-enabled green building design.