Amsterdam, Netherlands

Pontsteiger is an integral part of transforming the former lumber port of Houthaven into an aspirational neighbourhood. This spectacular residential building is an incredibly complex project, involving a ‘bridge’ constructed with four steel lattice trusses hung between two 90m high towers, emanating from the IJ river.

Customised RT 72 Reflex windows and doors were fitted to both the low-rise commercial plinth and prefab curtain wall of the high-rise section, enhancing thermal performance and protecting residents from high winds. This flexibility enabled each storey to be constructed within a single week.

The iconic cube design of Pontsteiger is heightened further by our systems, which make the most of the natural light and offer captivating views over the city, as well as towards the IJ river. It’s hardly surprising that the project has already won a string of international building awards.