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Raising the roof at the EDGE Stadium building

Right now, the EDGE Stadium building – former office of Loyens & Loeff on Fred. Roeskestraat 100 – looks like a bit like a demolition site. And that includes the roof.
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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.
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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.
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‘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.
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Rented housing on British School site

Fred. Roeskestraat will soon be home to some affordable rented housing. It will be located on the site currently occupied by the British School of Amsterdam. The school is relocating to Havenstraat in Amsterdam-Zuid in April 2021. A housing association is then expected to build on the site.
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The story behind the old courthouse

New at the time, now a thing of the past: in the late 1960s, people in the Prinses Irenebuurt were shocked by plans for a new sub-district court at Fred. Roeskestraat 220. That building is now a monument and the new courthouse is set to open in March 2021.
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Local police officer De Schipper: ‘Connecting with people is now more important than ever’

Now is not the best time to be a police officer who believes it’s important to maintain day-to-day contact with the residents of Zuidas. ‘With coronavirus, it’s become quite a lot quieter and I have to find different ways of maintaining contact with residents’, explains Rene de Schipper.
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EDGE Stadium to be extended and renovated

EDGE Stadium, the former headquarters of Loyens & Loeff at Fred. Roeskestraat 100, is being given a comprehensive upgrade by developer EDGE. The work will take two years, with completion expected by November 2022.