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EDGE Stadium Amsterdam Offices

9 Dec 2020

EDGE Stadium Amsterdam – Forum Building

Interior Design: EDGE

Location: Amsterdam, North-Holland, The Netherlands

EDGE and Allianz partner to develop EDGE Stadium Amsterdam – a high-tech, future-proof workplace

• The redevelopment of the Forum Building will add 10,000 m2 to the existing 19,000 m2 of office space

• EDGE Stadium will be one of the highest performing assets in the Netherlands in terms of wellbeing, innovation and environmental standards

• The project will be delivered in Q4 2022 and will feature an extended atrium as well as a wooden hybrid top-up

EDGE Stadium Amsterdam office Forum Building
image © Plomp

Amsterdam, 9th of December 2020 – The Forum building in Amsterdam will be redeveloped by EDGE through another
partnership with Allianz Real Estate. It will be transformed into a premium,
innovative and healthy office space in line with today’s tenant demands, while
adding another 10,000 m2 to the existing 19,000 m2 of office space. EDGE Stadium
will be located opposite EDGE Olympic Amsterdam and will represent another
example of sustainable redevelopment in the EDGE portfolio.

An area with ambitious goals

EDGE Stadium, located in “The Olympic Area” in Amsterdam with easy access to and
from the city centre, aims to offer its tenants and users the highest environmental and
innovative standards to date in the market. In alignment with EDGE and Allianz Real
Estate’s values around sustainability and wellbeing, EDGE Stadium is set to achieve
BREEAM Excellent and WELL Core & Shell Gold certifications and will have a targeted
reduced energy consumption of approximately 70%.

EDGE Stadium Amsterdam workplace Netherlands
image © Plomp

In addition, it aims to become the first R2S (Ready2Services) two stars certified building in the Netherlands, a certificate
that represents the smart connectivity of the building. EDGE Stadium plans to obtain
the certificate by incorporating the latest in smart technology, including EDGE’s own
platform – EDGE Next – to optimise the office building’s performance, and to make it
smarter, healthier, and more sustainable.

The platform uses multiple sensors and data sources to not only gather information, but also to deliver valuable and actionable
insights to enable buildings, companies and people to thrive. Tenants can also make
use of a building app, which enables users to efficiently control basic features of their
work environment, such as light and temperature. The incorporation of innovation and
digitalization into the building is in line with Allianz Real Estate’s strong focus in these
key areas, and reinforces an essential part of the firm’s investment strategy.

“The redevelopment of the Forum office, where we will introduce cutting-edge
technologies into one of our existing buildings, exemplifies our innovative spirit and our
approach to future-proofing our assets,” said Alexander Gebauer, CEO of Allianz Real
Estate for Western Europe. “Active asset management is a key part of how we add
value to properties on a long-term basis, particularly with regards to the latest
environmental standards and innovative technologies. The EDGE Stadium building is no
exception, and we are delighted to further build the relationship we have with our longtime partner EDGE.”

EDGE Stadium Amsterdam workplace design
image © Plomp

New features for an ideal workspace

Built 20 years ago, the award-winning Forum building maintains a quality and appeal
still largely compatible with today’s standards. As such, and in keeping with EDGE and
Allianz Real Estate’s views on sustainability, many features of the existing building will
be reused and upcycled. The 29.000 m2 redevelopment will include the latest features
in smart technology and will meet the highest standards for sustainability.

The building’s existing atrium will also be extended by creating a wooden hybrid top-up,
which will create a spacious area to integrate the EDGE Workspace concept on the
ground floor. Furthermore, the redevelopment will include the incorporation of open
spaces, biophilic design and a roof terrace. Tenants and users will be encouraged to
meet, connect and move around the building throughout the large floorplates and
attractive staircases. Using EDGE Next to monitor and optimize conditions and
performance, EDGE Stadium will be a cutting-edge workplace that truly prioritizes
health and well-being for all.

“We are delighted to be able to continue the cooperation between Allianz Real Estate
and EDGE. It proves that a strategic portfolio approach aiming at highly sustainable,
healthy and smart buildings is successful. EDGE Stadium will be our next generation
smart redevelopment in which all the aspects from its neighbouring EDGE Olympic are
improved. We are thereby able to provide tenants with the ideal working environment. “
– Coen van Oostrom, Founder & CEO of EDGE.

The world needs better buildings

About EDGE

EDGE puts the people and planet first when developing and redeveloping buildings for
global companies. Our buildings are developed with the highest levels of sustainability
using the best solutions offered by modern technology. EDGE continues to learn from
the people who work in our buildings, ensuring the most healthy and productive work
environments in today’s market.

About Allianz Real Estate

Allianz Real Estate is a PIMCO Company, comprising Allianz Real Estate GmbH and
Allianz Real Estate of America and their subsidiaries and affiliates. It is the dedicated
real estate investment manager within the Allianz Group and has grown to become the
world’s largest investor in real estate. Allianz Real Estate develops and executes
worldwide tailored portfolio and investment strategies on behalf of a range of global
liability driven investors, creating long-term value for clients through direct as well as
indirect investments and real estate financing.

The operational management of investments and assets is performed out of 19 offices
in key gateway cities across 4 regions (West Europe, North & Central Europe, USA and
Asia Pacific).

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Location: Amsterdam, North-Holland, The Netherlands, northern Europe

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