Construction work has started on De Puls, yet another incredible eyecatcher in Zuidas. Boasting housing, offices, a cinema, bars and restaurants, the building embodies what the Innovation Quarter (‘Kenniskwartier’) is set to become: a vibrant part of Zuidas and Amsterdam.
Do you have ideas for improving Zuidas and making it more attractive? If so, they could actually become a reality. You have the rest of September to apply for a financial contribution to make your idea happen. This is all thanks to the Neighbourhood Budget ('Buurtbudget') 2021.
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?
‘If anything is particularly complex, we always pitch for it.’ Architect Jeroen van Schooten, founder of Team V Architectuur, explains why they were so eager to work on the design for CROSSOVER and what challenges they faced.
The flowers growing rampant on the CROSSOVER plot have made way for steel columns, concrete, cranes and construction workers almost overnight. Work on the development of CROSSOVER, which will soon be home to businesses, young professionals and residence-permit holders, has begun.
In April, the British School of Amsterdam (BSA) relocated from Fred. Roeskestraat to a new building in Havenstraat. We have been planning to build homes on the site in Fred. Roeskestraat vacated by the school for a long time. On 23 June this year, we had talks with the local community about this.
The plans for OBA NEXT combine three big ambitions – a public library for the future, a public space at the heart of Zuidas that will contribute to cultural goals and a place where all residents of Amsterdam can improve their skills (including their digital skills). This is the essence of what we are asking participating parties to come up with in their development plans for Zuidas. Registrations opened on 15 July 2021.
Great news for Zuidas and the city: on 8 July 2021, the City Council approved the zoning plan for the Zuidas – Ravel residential neighbourhood. The plan will enable the development of a new, leafy family neighbourhood in Ravel, with 1,350 homes, 750 of which will be suitable for families.
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 zoning plan for Kop Zuidas compiled in 2018 is being revised. This is mainly because the existing plan does not adequately meet the requirements for the residential care and community health centre envisaged for the area.
On 27 May 2021, the City Council approved the zoning plan for two plots in the Vivaldi neighbourhood. This clears the way for the construction of two office buildings, temporary parking for bikes and scooters and various facilities.
The branch of McDonald’s planned for the ground floor of The Gustav residential complex is in doubt. A court has ruled that residents have not been kept adequately informed by the fast food chain, and they are therefore entitled to stop McDonald’s from opening in their building.