The construction of Y-Towers Overhoeks (hotel and housing) has officially started on Monday, the 26th of June. During a festive ceremony at the top of the adjacent A’DAM Tower, developer IES Immobilien and investor INVESTER United Benefits presented the symbolic first stone to the German construction company Züblin. Afterwards, two parachutists spectacularly revealed the new name of the project: ‘Y-Towers’.
The new name refers to the location of the project. The Y-Towers are part of The Strip on Overhoeks: an ensemble of six towers perpendicular to the northern IJ-bank of Amsterdam. The first two towers have already been built: the A’DAM Tower (the former Shell Tower) and B’MINE, designed by Paul de Ruiter Architects. Behind the Y-Towers will be two more towers, one of which will be designed by OZ Architects. The Y-towers – 101 and 110 meters – will be the highest towers.
The 110-meter-high hotel tower is home to a 4-star hotel, owned by the German hotel chain Maritim Hotelgesellschaft. It includes 579 rooms and a conference and congress center with a capacity of 4000 people. The residential tower is 101 meters high and comprises 230 apartments of different types. Various bars and restaurants, a spa and wellness area and a lush roof garden make the complex a lively meeting place for inhabitants and visitors. The expected completion will be in 2020.