Multiple louvers, 96-E, BAM, Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 225, Amsterdam, NL
The Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal in the center of Amsterdam is a filled-in canal. The street runs from north to south through the Dutch capital, the city that never sleeps.
At Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 225, the former Telegraaf building has been redeveloped by architect Rijnboutt. Here, in collaboration with BAM, more than 7,000 m2 of office space has been realized.
The glass roof is fitted with no less than 14 louver systems. By Sunshield. Some slat systems are rectangular in shape. Others have the geometry of a triangle or a trapezoid.
What they all have in common is that the horizontal slats are operated by a motor. In addition, the louvers can be set in any desired position between fully open and fully closed - regardless the geometric shape.
BAM has opted for the 96-E louver here. A slat with a width of 96 mm. The see-through between the louvers, when they are fully open, is 9 cm.
The aluminum components are powder coated in RAL 8019, grey-brown. The plastic parts are in black.
This project is also featured on Archello.