In the new courthouse at Parnassusweg 280, Liesbeth Schouten is exhibiting a series of paintings entitled Cityscapes until the end of December 2021. In her colourful, free-style impressions of the courthouse itself and other buildings in Zuidas, she creates a new and warm cityscape.
The old courthouse building at Parnassusweg 220 will soon be home to the Museum of Contemporary Art. The museum is an initiative of the Hartwig Art Foundation. Interested in finding out more about the plans? If so, come to the meeting on 25 October 2021.
The CROSSOVER building, currently under construction in the Kop Zuidas neighbourhood, will feature a special mixture of residents and users. It will have space for residence permit-holders, first-timers and businesses. The focus will be on friendships, working together and knowledge-sharing.
Work starts on the housing complex The Newton in Kop Zuidas on around 1 November 2021. But there’s much more happening in this most easterly neighbourhood of Zuidas. Buildings are appearing, an old building is disappearing and we are working on new public squares. We provide an overview below.
Housing, offices and amenities around a courtyard garden. This is what is planned for the area between The Edge (offices of Deloitte and AKD) and De Puls (now under construction). This is according to the new development plan drawn up for this area.
Major maintenance work is expected to start in Wielingenstraat in July 2022. We have already sounded out local residents and users for their views on what should be done. These have now been incorporated in a provisional design that we will be happy to tell you more about on 11 October 2021.
A lot of hard work gets done in Zuidas, and not just in the office blocks. In fact, you’ll come across the smallest workers if you try out the green walk, which we launched on 30 September 2021. The walk will also bring you to artworks created by Vera van Wolferen, which you might not otherwise have spotted.
The British School has now left Fred. Roeskestraat. The vacant building will now make way for about 150 to 200 social rental homes. On 6 October 2021 at 19.30, we are holding an online meeting to update you on progress.
The work to dismantle the temporary courthouse in Fred. Roeskestraat has started. In 2015, the building was one of the Netherlands’ first ever circular buildings. It is now one of the first practical examples of building reuse.
In Parnassusweg, the development of the museum for contemporary art in the former courthouse building (part of which has protected monument status) is now a step closer. The City Council voted to purchase the building on 15 September 2021.
Construction work has started on De Puls, yet another incredible eyecatcher in Zuidas. Boasting housing, offices, a cinema, bars and restaurants, the building embodies what the Innovation Quarter (‘Kenniskwartier’) is set to become: a vibrant part of Zuidas and Amsterdam.
Do you have ideas for improving Zuidas and making it more attractive? If so, they could actually become a reality. You have the rest of September to apply for a financial contribution to make your idea happen. This is all thanks to the Neighbourhood Budget ('Buurtbudget') 2021.