Hurks hands over 'De Spakler' to Amvest

Datum: 06.07.2017

On Thursday 6 July, Hurks handed over the very first energy neutral residential tower block in the Netherlands to Amvest. ‘De Spakler’ is located in the new Amstelkwartier residential district in Amsterdam. The 73 metre-high building at the Spaklerweg was previously known as @Home Amstelkwartier and has an energy performance coefficient (EPC) of zero. The high-rise section was primarily built using prefab concrete elements. This is one of the reasons why construction time amounted to just 19 months.

De Spakler is an initiative by Lingotto, APF International and Hurks real-estate development. Amvest will be adding the new homes to the Amvest Residential Core Fund. Mecanoo was the architect. The building consists of 160 apartments measuring between 50 and 75 m2 UFA, which includes personal storage space in the substructure, 52 parking spaces, bike storage for circa 250 bikes and 500 m2 of commercial space. De Spakler is the first residential tower block in the Netherlands to achieve an energy performance coefficient (EPC) of zero. This has partly been realised by installing circa 2,500 m2 of PV panels. To generate electricity for the homes, panels were incorporated into the roof and part of the façade. The residential tower block also uses district heating and has a high-grade insulated carcase made from prefab concrete sandwich elements.

A lot of interest

Amvest will be offering the apartments as rental homes. Most of them, namely around 70 percent, will be in the middle segment, which is currently in great demand in the Amsterdam housing market. There has thus been a lot of interest and all apartments have been rented in the meantime.


The Amstelkwartier is currently being developed into a genuine Amsterdam city quarter featuring an urban living and work environment with trendy cafés, a city park and a marina with water sport facilities.

De Spakler provides homes in the popular middle segment

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