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Copper heart glistens behind the glass of EDGE Stadium

The new exterior of EDGE Stadium, former headquarters of Loyens & Loeff, is more or less complete. As a result, the characteristic copper heart of the building in Fred. Roeskestraat is suddenly behind a transparent façade.

Former British School makes way for housing

The former main building of the Amsterdam British School in Fred. Roeskestraat is being demolished. The school moved to new accommodation in Havenstraat last year. The location will now be used for social housing.

New floors on EDGE Stadium

After a year of construction, the steel structure of EDGE Stadium – the former headquarters of Loyens & Loeff – is now as solid as a rock. This means that the finishing work on the new floors can now start, a key part of the building’s upgrade.

6 October: meeting about site formerly occupied by British School

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.

British School makes way for housing

In April, the British School of Amsterdam (BSA) relocated from Fred. Roeskestraat to a new building in Havenstraat. We have been planning to build homes on the site in Fred. Roeskestraat vacated by the school for a long time. On 23 June this year, we had talks with the local community about this.

Warnersblokken apartments inspired by ‘servants’ issue’

The Warnersblokken apartments will be familiar to anyone who cycles through the Prinses Irenebuurt. They are the four eye-catching and colourful housing blocks at the end of Fred. Roeskestraat. In order to properly understand this national monument, we need to look to another neighbourhood of Amsterdam, Slotermeer.

Buitenveldert cemetery and its Roman Catholic past

From the 17th century, a ‘relatively close-knit, Catholic population’ clustered together on the southern side of a predominantly Protestant Amsterdam. The monumental grave of the Wiegman-Dobbelman family, at the Buitenveldert Roman Catholic Cemetery, bears testament to that.

‘The Rietveld’ and its problematic outer wall

‘A beautifully rhythmical concrete skeleton, with no further cladding other than that desirable for effective maintenance and comfortable use.’ That was the vision behind Gerrit Rietveld's design for the Academy that bears his name. Thanks to his work, the building was granted monumental status. And became an ongoing issue.