Inside The Edge: The World's Smartest Building


Deloitte's corporate headquarters in Amsterdam has been heralded as one of the smartest and most sustainable buildings in the world.

BREEAM (short for Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology) has recently awarded The Edge building an 'Outstanding' rating with the highest ever BREEAM score of 98.36 percent.

Developers, OVG, worked closely with Deloitte and AKD to bring together a collection of pioneering experts to design a building that not only would set a new global benchmark for the built environment, but also prioritises the comfort, health and productivity of its end-users.

gravitational centre', where panels between each floor "breathe" creating the natural air currents of the outdoors.

said, "Whilst we are proud that The Edge has set a new benchmark that we hope others will adopt, we will continue to look for new ways to ensure that the buildings are constantly evolving. Sustainability is more than a great sustainability rating. It is also about a building's overall comfort and efficiency for its occupiers, so that they can operate with ease in a productive and healthy environment.

"We are passionate about sustainable real estate development and the role it can play in creating improved living and working environments. We want to encourage others who share our entrepreneurial mindset to join our mission to effect positive social, economic and environmental change in major cities worldwide."

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