Dutch Architects Unveil Plans for Alphabet Building

24 May 2011 (Last Updated May 24th, 2011 18:30)

Dutch architectural firm MVRDV has unveiled plans for the Alphabet Building, slated to be built in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The main façade of the building consists of 24 alphabetical letters (excepting I and Q) etched on the exterior wall while the east façade features do

Dutch architectural firm MVRDV has unveiled plans for the Alphabet Building, slated to be built in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The main façade of the building consists of 24 alphabetical letters (excepting I and Q) etched on the exterior wall while the east façade features dotted windows forming the number 52, pertaining to the address of the building.

The interior of the building includes flexible units with an area of 128m&#178 behind each letter that can be sold as individual spaces or as a series of letters.

The interior finishes create large, loft-like spaces with a rough finishing including exposed materials like concrete, aluminium and steel, with no double ceilings.

Parking is located inside the plinth, circulation and outside areas behind the building.

The sustainable building is expected to be completed in 2012.