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Final design for the ‘green gateway’ at Kop Zuidas

The Kop Zuidas neighbourhood will get a new ‘green gateway’. It will be an exclave of the larger Hogelandplein and the design has now been finalized. We will start work on creating the green gateway at the start of 2023.

VU University Research Building topped out

Work on VU University’s Research Building is progressing very rapidly, and the building’s highest point of 57 metres has now been reached. That means the initial phase of construction for this special building in the Kenniskwartier is now complete. One section of the building will be vibration-free.

Well House exudes health and flexibility

Later in the year, construction work is expected to start on Well House, one of the world’s tallest wooden office towers. We talked to offices investment company NSI about the design, wooden construction, working in a post-Covid era and even about 'spekkoek' (a type of layered cake).

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.

Rising construction costs put paid to Conservatorium

The Conservatorium van Amsterdam music academy will not be setting up an annex in the monumental buildings known as Kapel & Convict in Beatrixpark after all. Prices on the construction and energy markets have increased so explosively that the financial risks are too great.

Meeting about redevelopment of central section of De Boelelaan

The central section of De Boelelaan, between Beethovenstraat and Parnassusweg, is being redeveloped, adding a new green section and bringing changes to the traffic situation. A meeting about it is being held on Tuesday, 12 April 2022, both in person (fully subscribed) and online.

City Executive approves new Kenniskwartier development

The Amsterdam City Executive has approved the development plan for the area to the east of The Edge. This makes it possible to build housing, together with amenities and offices, set in a calm and green courtyard garden.

The hidden secret inside VU Amsterdam Research Building

As the Research Building gradually becomes taller, Paul Goossens from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) explains how this building could play a key role in identifying a genuine Rembrandt and in the quest for new medical applications and energy sources.

Wielingenstraat and Boerenwetering canal bank to become greener and safer

In the course of 2022, maintenance work will be carried out next to the RAI Exhibition Centre in order to make the area greener and safer. Following consultations with residents, parts of the design of Wielingenstraat and the Boerenwetering canal bank have been improved. The schedule has been adjusted accordingly.

Pleasant area around WTC’s Tower Ten

WTC’s Tower Ten has now reached such an advanced stage that the contractor is set to hand back the public space to the City of Amsterdam in May. So, what plans do we have for it? We will be adding a range of planting, widening the cycle path and making it an attractive place in which to spend time. We present an initial impression below.

Zoning plan for museum open for consultation

The establishment of a museum of modern art in the former courthouse building in Parnassusweg will require changes to the zoning plan. An application has now also been submitted for an environmental permit. You can find out more on 15 February 2022.

Fresh new look for the Strawinskyhuis: light and open

After six months of demolition work, the contractor du Prie is now ready to start work on the new glass exterior of the Strawinskyhuis. The first plates of glass will soon be put into place. ‘It will be a radical transition – from dark and closed, to light and open.’
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