A’DAM Toren is the new name for ‘Toren Overhoeks’. The 80m tower was designed by the architect Arthur Staal as a commission by Royal Dutch Shell. In fact, the tower is also affectionately known as the ‘Shell-toren’ by many Amsterdammers. It was officially opened in 1971, and was home to the multinational oil company until 2009.
From June 2014, A’DAM will be redeveloped into a mix of offices, entertainment venues, a hotel and a bunkerclub. A newly constructed underground bunker – with thick concrete walls to isolate and proof sound – nightclub will provide a unique party and dance experience in Amsterdam. The subterranean space will also be available for exhibitions, shows and presentations.