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.
UPDATE: Extra sessions available due to high level of interest. On Saturday 21 August 2021, we will be putting two roof sections into position for the new passenger walkway under Amsterdam Zuid station. The work will be taking place right in the middle of the rail and metro tracks. You can register to watch live. But don’t wait too long – places are limited!
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.
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.
Fifty mixing trucks containing ten cubic metres of concrete each were needed to create the third roof section for the new pedestrian underpass at Amsterdam Zuid station on 9 June 2021. ‘It was quite a logistical challenge’, says Frank van Klaren of construction consortium ZuidPlus.
Three new test areas consisting of stone tiles will be installed at Amsterdam Zuid station this summer. Various types of grey stone tiles will be monitored over the coming year to see how they respond to wear and usage. Tests have already been done to see how they cope with spills and stains such as coffee, cola and ketchup.