Although there will be nothing on sale, it will definitely be worth the effort coming along to our Information Centre in the WTC on tuesday 12 March 2024. At our market, you will have an opportunity to see, hear about and experience some of the major developments in your neighbourhood. You can even do some speed-dating.
The completion of PI59, in Prinses Irenestraat, is in sight. In less than two years, the contractor has transformed the building from a brutalist bunker to an ultramodern Philips headquarters. It is a truly amazing transformation.
The area between Kapel & Convict and the AkzoNobel and Stibbe buildings and the St. Nicolaaslyceum will be given a new layout in the next few years. The preliminary design for the public area is now ready. It is set to be green and park-like.
Between 19 and 23 February 2024, we will be removing the Carve playground equipment from Beatrixpark. It was becoming less of a source of fun and enjoyment and an increasing cause of nuisance. Zuid city district is now considering what will replace it. You are welcome to contribute any ideas you may have.
The broad contours of the second passageway at Amsterdam Zuid station became visible. The existing passageway was also renovated. Numerous construction projects were completed. We also put together a great summer party. All of that – and much more – was 2023 in Zuidas.
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.