University of Amsterdam

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Property owner

University of Amsterdam

Main contractor

Pieters Bouwtechniek


Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

Acoustic consultant

LBP | Sight

Structural engineer


decoupled steel structure

Building type




Intervention level


To minimise noise and vibration transmission and to reduce additional deflection during construction, the steel structure of the new University of Amsterdam building was isolated by CDM solutions

The redevelopment of the Roeterseiland campus includes a diamond polishing factory and several faculties of the University of Amsterdam. A second phase in Nieuwe Achtergracht 166 will include new educational facilities and offices.

To minimize noise and vibration transmission and reduce additional deflection during construction the steel structure was isolated using pre-compressed CDM-CHR-BOX spring boxes with a resonant frequency of 3.5Hz

Precast concrete panels were decoupled from the main structure using a combined solution of CDM-SEB, CDM-STRIP and resilient dowels.


University of Amsterdam – CDM-CHR-BOX
University of Amsterdam – CDM-CHR-BOX

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