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.
The new Amsterdam Zuid station will have solar panels. Since most of the platform roofs will be covered with plants, we will be incorporating the solar panels into the edges. Thanks to the solar panels, it will be an almost energy-neutral station.
Between the evening of Thursday 19 August and the morning of Monday 23 August, there is likely to be disruption at Amsterdam Zuid station due to major construction work. There will also be fewer train and metro services than usual, and local residents can expect a significant amount of freight traffic going to and from the site.
Right next to Amsterdam Zuid station on Saturday, 21 August, we will be placing two roof sections of the new station passageway into their final position. In total, they weigh more than two million kilogrammes. ‘This work requires centimetre, or even millimetre, precision.’
Starting now, Amsterdam Zuid station has become a test site for the natural stone tiles that will be used in the future station. We are testing different types of grey natural stone to see how they stand up to wear and usage over the next year.
The visual artist Cesare Botti has created an artwork on the wall of the old parking garage of Atrium, opposite hotel INNSiDE. This is a Zuidasdok initiative. Botti’s ‘Mural Carnival’ is temporary: the Brittenpassage will be located here in a few years’ time.
The major Zuidasdok project now has a new schedule. The original plan was for a single contractor to work on all of it. The project has now been divided into parts, some of which will be happening simultaneously. So, what can you expect?
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?
The definitive design for the Amsterdam Zuid public transport hub has been completed. We will shortly be submitting an application to the North Sea Canal Area Environmental Service (‘Omgevingsdienst Noordzeekanaalgebied’) for an environmental permit. This has been preceded by intensive preparation.