The City of Amsterdam and the Central Government Real Estate Agency are working on plans to realize homes and offices on the site where the temporary court building currently stands. The new court building was opened at the beginning of May, which means that this area will be available for a new development.
The City Council has approved the investment decision for OBA NEXT. This provides definite confirmation that OBA NEXT will be developed in Zuidas. Martin Berendse, Director of OBA (Amsterdam Public Library): ‘It will be a dynamic place, like a workshop buzzing with innovation.’
In the second half of 2022, the annex to the Conservatorium van Amsterdam music academy will be moving into the monumental buildings known as Kapel & Convict in Beatrixpark. The definitive design that will make this relocation possible is now complete.
Close to Beatrixpark, two apartment buildings with a total of around 350 homes are being built in the next few years. The area between and around them will be given new green landscaping. Until 13 April 2021, you can contribute your ideas about the design online.
A permit has been granted for the Virtual Fountains artwork that will be erected in Europaplein-Oost. The work of art is part of the square’s new landscaping. The period for submitting objections runs until 16 April 2021.
Zuidas is set to welcome yet another housing development. In this case, it will be 550 new homes on the current site of the Sporthallen Zuid sports complex. Moving this elsewhere will create space for a new neighbourhood, featuring plenty of green areas and right next to sports and waterside amenities and schools.
Five responses (referred to as views) have been submitted in response to the draft zoning plan for the new Ravel residential district. The plan was open for consultation for six weeks starting from 24 December 2020. So, what happens next?
While some people do not believe we are doing it, others think we are mad to be building social housing in Zuidas. Our policy is the same as for the rest of the city. Of all the homes we are yet to build, 40% is for the social rental segment and 40% for the middle segment.
Many see Zuidas purely as a modern district of Amsterdam, a centre of business and an international hub. What fewer people realize is that it is rapidly evolving into an attractive place to live, and not just for expats and the wealthy. This has been the subject of intensive discussion in recent weeks, both in mainstream media channels and on social media.