Doniger has created 28 homes for residential healthcare at 410-412 Herengracht in Amsterdam. The building is situated in the so-called ‘Golden Bend’ – which is generally seen as one of the best locations in the city.
This Unesco-monument was built in 1664 by the famous architect Philip Vingboons and had been used as offices for the last 100 years, among others by the NV Algemene Hypotheekbank. The coach house in the large back garden is believed to be the oldest coach house in Amsterdam.
Doniger has succeeded in realising this pilot project after years of collaboration with the city council of Amsterdam and the architectural firm van Stigt. After being used as offices for decades, these unique buildings now function as social housing, which meets an enormous need in the city of Amsterdam.
The Bloemenheuvel Estate, which was built around 1845, is situated in the green surroundings of Utrecht’s Heuvelrug, but also just hundreds of meters away from the motorway A12. The estate is a municipal monument spanning more than 5 hectares and had been used as an office during the last decade. Owing to the recent aquisition of 8000 meters of adjacent area from Driebergen, the Bloemenheuvel Estate was awarded the Dutch National Landscape Act-status.
The existing buildings were extensively renovated and have now all been leased as offices or business centres. In addition Doniger will in due course expand the present function to realise a complex of 50 new healthcare apartments on the Estate.
Doniger reached an agreement in August 2017 to buy an office building at 28 Hoogoorddreef in Southeast Amsterdam. Several residential projects have been planned for this part of the Southeast, to convert the area into a high quality housing, shopping and working area for mixed use – including Donigers project on the Flierbosdreef, the Bijlmerdreef and the neighbouring ‘Zandkasteel’.
The M+N building is located right next to the shopping centre ‘De Amsterdamse Poort’. Doniger has reached an agreement with the city council of Amsterdam to demolish the building and build a new residential tower with a height of 55 meters. The housing programme will realise 215 apartments with a mix of regulated rent, medium priced rent and private sector. Half of the apartments will be in the private sector. Building starts in January 2020, completion expected in the autumn of 2022.
This former office building, built in 2001, was originally used by Amsterdam’s Tax Authority. In March 2017 Doniger acquired the building that is situated on the corner of the Bijlmerdreef and the Flierbosdreef in Southeast Amsterdam and is opposite the new ING Bank’s International head-office. Camelot Real Estate is co-developer and will also participate in 1/3rd of the investment.
Doniger and Camelot have succeeded in realising a functional change and have reached an agreement with the town council to transform the building into a residential one. Two storeys will be added.
Although the project has been marked as a ‘transforming-project’, the building will be stripped completely and basically built up again. The facades will also undergo major renovations and changes, including the construction of loggias. Because of this, the quality level of the residential building will be the same as a new building. The Energy Performance standard will be under 0.4, and the apartments will receive Energylabel A.
The development will realise 397 apartments, varying in size from 32 – 48 m² and is completely in accordance with Amsterdam’s housing and sustainability policy. About 70% of the appartments will have a regulated rent. The building will start in February 2020, completion expected in September 2021. The plinth level will provide a space of 2700 meters of lettable floor area for among others, a catering sector, fitness and other facilities. Part of the plinth level will be leased out to the Amsterdam Public Library.
In April 2018 Doniger acquired the office building at 101 Bijlmerdreef in Southeast Amsterdam. Camelot Real Estate will participate in 1/3rd of the investment. Several residential projects have been planned for this part of the Southeast, to transform the area into a high quality housing, shopping and working area for mixed-use – including van Donigers project on the Flierbosdreef, the Bijlmerdreef and the neighbouring ‘Zandkasteel’. 101 Bijlmerdreef is located next to the shopping centre De Amsterdamse Poort.
The building will be used as offices with multiple tenants for several years, with renovating starting in December 2020 and subsequently the building of an adjacent residential building will start, which is expected to be finished in 2022-2023. About 220 apartments will be realised here above a lively plinth level. The differenciated housing program provides a balanced mix of expensive and less expensive housing (social housing) and fits perfectly in Amsterdam’s new housing programme. (40-40-20%).