Goed Genoeg, the new public sports park, and the new AFC clubhouse were officially inaugurated on Saturday 4 September 2021. The sports fields have been moved slightly to the north to make room for new houses in the residential district of Ravel.
A weekly market in Zuidas will be held for the first time on Thursday 2 September. There will be 16 market stalls on Gershwinplein to begin with, offering mainly food products. Amsterdam Zuid district council will examine whether the market is a success after 18 months.
The construction consortium Nieuw-Zuid (Mobilis, Boskalis and Van Gelder) has been awarded the contract for modernization and expansion work at Amsterdam Zuid station. The first phase of the contract was signed on 26 August.
Three new artificial grass pitches have been laid at SC Buitenveldert football club this summer. The club is located between Mahlerlaan and De Boelelaan, and its old pitches were worn out. ‘We’ll be able to use these new pitches for many years to come’, said board member Paul Rijnierse.
We have some news about the latest cultural event to be happening in Zuidas: in early November, the VU Rialto Cinema will be opened in the New University Building on De Boelelaan. Would you like a sneak preview? Then why not come to the World Cinema Amsterdam film festival, between 26 and 28 August 2021?
Last weekend (21-22 August 2021), we took a major step in the construction of the second pedestrian passageway underneath Amsterdam Zuid station. The work involved installing two enormous concrete roof sections into place for the new passageway. Everything went like clockwork.
The preparatory work has been completed. Two concrete structures, weighing a total of more than two million kilogrammes, have been lifted out of their formwork and moved several centimetres to test whether everything is in order. The result: the real work can now begin in earnest.
The new Amsterdam Zuid station will have solar panels. Since most of the platform roofs will be covered with plants, we will be incorporating the solar panels into the edges. Thanks to the solar panels, it will be an almost energy-neutral station.
Between the evening of Thursday 19 August and the morning of Monday 23 August, there is likely to be disruption at Amsterdam Zuid station due to major construction work. There will also be fewer train and metro services than usual, and local residents can expect a significant amount of freight traffic going to and from the site.
UPDATE: Extra sessions available due to high level of interest. On Saturday 21 August 2021, we will be putting two roof sections into position for the new passenger walkway under Amsterdam Zuid station. The work will be taking place right in the middle of the rail and metro tracks. You can register to watch live. But don’t wait too long – places are limited!