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The sustainable, hyper-connected Edge Stadium office building in Amsterdam will open its doors in late 2022. The Netherlands’ first building to obtain two stars in the Ready2Services certification, its technical facilities are the work of Bosman Bedrijven (VINCI Energies). 

For the last seven years, the Dutch firm Edge Technologies has been developing a new concept for some of the world’s smartest and most sustainable office buildings: The Edge. The company’s next foray to the cutting edge of “Real Estate 4.0” will be Edge Stadium in the Netherlands. 

Located close to the Amsterdam Olympic Stadium, this 29,000-square-metre building, to be handed over in November 2022, will be BREEAM Excellent and WELL Core & Shell Gold certified. It will also be the Netherlands’ first building to obtain two stars in the Ready2Services (R2S) certification. This label recognises the best “smart buildings” – those that incorporate the most advanced smart connectivity techniques. 

The Edge Stadium will be the Netherlands’ first building to obtain two stars in the Ready2Services certification 

For this project, as on six previous projects managed by Edge Technologies, the Dutch systems integration and facility management specialist Bosman Bedrijven is responsible for the technical facilities. 

VINCI Energies subsidiary Bosman Bedrijven’s assignment is to install all Edge Stadium’s intelligent systems. 

“This will allow monitoring of the whole building and all its facilities, inside and out. It will also be possible to adjust all the building parameters to minimise energy consumption as far as possible,” explains Joost van der Wouden, Project Manager at Bosman Bedrijven. 

In practice, each of the building’s users will be able to adjust the temperature and lighting for whichever room they are in, to optimise their workspace for maximum well-being, all from an app on their smartphone. 

Triple service 

This service to users, based on geolocation, navigation and dynamic information display systems, and the real-time management of shared resources (conference rooms, video conferencing, parking, co-working spaces, etc.), is just one of the three types of services offered by the system Bosman Bedrijven is installing in Edge Stadium. 

The system’s second component will allow energy management across the entire building, thanks to a system that monitors, records and tracks energy consumption trends in real time. 

The third service is connected with the actual building management (multi-technical operation; maintenance management; security alerts; configuration of comfort, well-being and health parameters, etc.). 

Lastly, Bosman Bedrijven brings further added value to this project through its teams’ certification-related expertise. 

“On this type of brief, we handle all the project management and engineering ourselves,” says Joost van der Wouden, “But we do turn to specialist providers for each type of facility (HVAC, water, electrical systems, fire safety system, etc.).” 

For Edge Stadium, the VINCI Energies subsidiary had 11 subcontractors and 13 certifications to manage. 

“All of that requires a huge communication and coordination effort on our part. But the big advantage for our customers is that they have us as a single point of contact.”