From a patchwork of paving to a green oasis. The campus square at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam) is currently undergoing a metamorphosis, which is set to make it the heart of the campus once again. ‘We were assigned the job of making the square more attractive. That’s not too difficult.’
Sharp-eyed locals will have already spotted it: after some delay, work on The Art Bridge (‘De Kunstbrug’) across De Boelegracht has resumed. Additional investigations while preparing the foundations led to some delay, postponing the completion date until May 2024.
In a lively canteen at AFC football club, the Zuidas Sustainability Award was presented for the second time on 9 November 2023. A panel of expert judges selected winners across various different themes. Around a thousand people also voted for the Public Award.
In the future, the former courthouse in Parnassusweg will be home to a museum. The contractor will begin the initial works on it this month: stripping the interior in the part of the building that has protected monument status.
What’s going well in Zuidas? What can be improved? You can give your personal view about this and other questions in the 2023 Zuid Neighbourhood Questionnaire. Your answers will help the Zuid city district to understand what you think about what’s going on in your neighbourhood.
In the space of 18 months, The Pulse of Amsterdam has been transformed from a construction pit to an eyecatcher in the making. Alongside the A10, the two towers in this megaproject have shot out of the ground like mushrooms. Time for an update on construction progress.
Are you interested in organising a film festival, theatre production or concert in Zuidas? It could be possible thanks to a new subsidy scheme especially for cultural events. Private individuals and professional organisers can apply at any time during the year.
The evening of Saturday, 5 August 2023 marks the start of the closure of the A10 Zuid, in the direction of Utrecht and Hengelo. If you’re interested in finding out about what’s happening, why not come and take a look at the works at Amsterdam Zuid station. You can even take part in one (or more) of the other activities.
The ADORE Research & Diagnostic Centre (RDC ADORE) reached its highest point in June. From 2025, this Amsterdam UMC building will be home to innovative research and diagnostics at the cutting-edge of cancer and brain diseases. We went to take a look.
At the start of 2023, people in the Prinses Irenebuurt area had an opportunity in two rounds of digital consultation to express their views about the future use of the PI59 parking deck and the street next to it. Should it be used for plants and flowers, a boules court or a basketball field?
The homebase for the emergency helicopter serving Amsterdam UMC, VUmc location, is moving to the western harbour area on 19 July 2023. The helipad on the roof of the VUmc will be maintained for the time being, but the number of flights will be significantly reduced.
Starting on 20 July 2023, the Zuidas Zomer Keet (Zuidas Summer Shack) will be back in Gustav Mahlerplein. In it, we’ll tell you all about the summer works at Amsterdam Zuid station, but there’s also much more: guided tours, workshops and tuktuk rides. Make sure you don’t miss it!