The residents of Verdi, the westernmost neighbourhood of Zuidas, have heard a lot of talk about a greener Verdi. What exactly we mean by that is outlined in the Verdi Green Plan (‘Groenplan Verdi’). On 28 September 2021, we will be telling you all about it during a walk. Would you like to join us and take part in the conversation?
Anyone looking east beyond Gustav Mahlerlaan will see a trench, 10 m wide and 5 m deep, running alongside Valley. It is a new link in the planned loop system around Zuidas. ‘We’ll be creating some lasagne here.’
This week, the trees were hoisted up onto the roof gardens on Terrace Tower. The additional greenery will make Zuidas more attractive to new businesses, boosting the City Council’s ambition to make the area more sustainable and greener.
In Kop Zuidas, buildings are being erected one after another. So, what can we expect the public space to look like in the near future? Is there any focus on the need for green areas in the neighbourhood? We have received questions about this from residents. The answer is this: green areas are particularly important, precisely because of all the building work.
Soon, an enormous office building will be built on the plot of land between the EMA building and Van der Valk, but for the next eighteen months the plot will be home to a school garden for local children and the whole community. Years 4 and 5 at the AICS school have created a ‘community garden’ there – and anyone who lives or works in the area is welcome.
It took a while, but the new landscaping of the southern section of Mahlerplein is almost complete. Inappropriately parked scooters and bikes have made way for natural stone and trees. Residents are delighted with the makeover.
Since September 2020, 11 plane trees, 12 metres in height, have been lodging temporarily at Van der Valk. Now, their stay there is over and on 10 April 2021, they relocated back to their home base at Valley in Beethovenstraat.
The area between the RIV and Zuidoever buildings in Eemlandstraat is soon to have its own pocket park, complete with play area. Work starts on 29 March 2021 and by mid-May, children will be able to play there, while adults make use of the new seating.
In the week of 1 March 2021, we will fell 13 trees along the A10 motorway near Beatrixpark. The trees were going to be felled anyway due to the Zuidasdok project. They are being removed now because we will be creating a site access road for the residential buildings planned nearby.
After two years of designing and talking to local residents, we now have a definitive design for Europaplein-Oost, located opposite RAI. We have made a few changes to the provisional design that we presented in December 2020.
The renovation of the Strawinskyhuis, a new look for the building at number 59, and the extension of the green strip that helps capture stormwater. These are the exciting new projects that will be happening along Prinses Irenestraat between June 2021 and the end of 2024.
This week, around 150 metres of new trees and plants were planted on the eastern side of Van der Boechorststraat. Eisso Beukema, public space designer: ‘This will make Zuidas a little bit greener and less grey.’