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Well-attended info sessions on Knowledge Quarter and Zuidasdok

More than 200 local residents, office workers and other interested parties attended the afternoon and evening sessions where they listened to presentations on current and future developments in Zuidas Knowledge quarter, Zuidasdok construction work for the renovation of Amsterdam Zuid Station.

Zuidas Knowledge Quarter (bordered by Amstelveensweg, the A10 motorway, Parnassusweg / Buitenveldertselaan and AJ Ernststraat) differs from the rest of Zuidas thanks to the dominant presence of institutes of research and knowledge. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Amsterdam UMC are the most notable examples. We are working with them and others on ambitious plans for Zuidas Knowledge Quarter.

The northern zone

Extensive developments will take place in the years to come in the area between the A10 motorway and Gustav Mahlerlaan known as the northern zone. A zoning plan has been drawn up to help transform the northern zone into a vibrant part of the city’s fabric. The notification of the submission for inspection of the draft zoning plan for Zuidas Knowledge quarter northern zone was published in the Government Gazette of 19 July 2018.

This publication also details how you can inspect and respond to the draft zoning plan. Up to 201,500 sq. m. of housing, offices and amenities will be created in the northern zone under this plan. Of this, no more than 127,250 sq. m. will be devoted to housing.

The ‘Diagonal’

Those in attendance were also treated to a first impression of the ‘Diagonal’, a shared space for pedestrians and cyclists where those on foot have priority, and that cuts through the area between Gustav Mahlerlaan and De Boelelaan. The presentation also included information on SC Buitenveldert’s forthcoming move, the coming developments at the university and medical centre, and the current work on De Boelelaan. The street has been closed to eastbound car traffic at the New University Building since 23 July. This closure will last until 3 September.

Preparations for construction of Britten Passage

Preparations for construction of Britten Passage

The Zuidasdok presentation focused on the work site at Arnold Schönberglaan. This site is currently being prepared for use, and it will be used for the construction of the Britten Passage; the second thoroughfare at Amsterdam Zuid Station. The 15-metre-wide Britten Passage will provide easy access to train and metro, guarded bicycle parking, shops and other station facilities. Following completion of the Britten Passage, the work site will be used for construction of the southern car traffic tunnel. The site is expected to remain in use until 2024. You can read more about the activities and their impact in this information letter.

An information fair was held following the presentation. Visitors had the opportunity to chat with municipal employees, Zuidasdok project representatives and employees of the Vrije Universiteit and Amsterdam UMC.

Further information

Below, you will find an overview of the questions that were most frequently asked at the sessions, the concerns expressed, and recommendations from those present. You will also find our answers and comments.

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