Villa P day 1

We broke ground on Villa P! Today work on the foundation has started.

The foundation of the Villa P proved to be quite a challenge to engineer and built. As of most houses in Amsterdam, Villa P rests on concrete poles that support the foundation beams.

About 300 years ago the area surrounding the Villa was known as Diemermeer, a lake the size of the old city centre of Amsterdam. Because of the current soil conditions, Villa P needs 23 concrete poles that reach about 26 meters below sea level. Thats 3,5 times the height of the house itself. Big poles means a big drill and an even bigger drill installation.