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.
Two new housing complexes are set to be built behind the AkzoNobel, Stibbe and the St. Nicolaaslyceum buildings. To enable construction to happen, we are creating a site access road starting on Monday, 13 September 2021. It will be used for work on the Kapel & Convict site.
Last weekend (21-22 August 2021), we took a major step in the construction of the second pedestrian passageway underneath Amsterdam Zuid station. The work involved installing two enormous concrete roof sections into place for the new passageway. Everything went like clockwork.
The preparatory work has been completed. Two concrete structures, weighing a total of more than two million kilogrammes, have been lifted out of their formwork and moved several centimetres to test whether everything is in order. The result: the real work can now begin in earnest.
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This week, the trees were hoisted up onto the roof gardens on Terrace Tower. The additional greenery will make Zuidas more attractive to new businesses, boosting the City Council’s ambition to make the area more sustainable and greener.
At the moment, the Vivaldi neighbourhood (between Vivaldistraat and Europaboulevard) is still seen as a stony and barren neighbourhood, even though the greenery is already starting to gain territory in some places. As part of our Green Loop ('Groene Lus') design, we are creating even more space for trees, plants and other green areas. To achieve this, we are reorganising the space between the buildings. By removing parking spaces and narrowing the traffic lane for cars (one-way traffic requires less space than two-way traffic), we will be able to add spacious green areas and make more room for pedestrians.
The City of Amsterdam municipal council wants to build homes on the site of the Oldschool building in Gaasterlandstraat, Kop Zuidas. To make room for the new homes, the Oldschool building will need to be demolished. Bond Heemschut, a heritage association, wants the building to be preserved because of its distinctive features, and therefore applied for the status of protected monument for the building. However, the municipality decided not to designate the building as a protected monument. The Bond Heemschut then appealed against this decision but on 9 July 2021, the courts ruled that the appeal was unfounded.
From Saturday, 17 July until Sunday, 15 August, GVB is replacing the track, the underlying concrete and the asphalt paving on the tramlines in Europaboulevard next to RAI Station and the A10 intersection. The quality of the tracks is no longer sufficient to ensure a safe and comfortable service to continue. The work is expected to cause some traffic disruption.
The tendering process for the reconstruction of the De Nieuwe Meer interchange, including the bridges over the river Schinkel, has been officially launched. The project is part of the Zuidasdok project and aims to improve traffic flow on the A10 Zuid.
At last, we can see our colleagues in person rather than on screen. As lockdown is lifted, life is set to return to the offices in Zuidas. But what we don’t want to see is a return to traffic congestion and overfilled trains. Will we manage that?