Developing a mix of homes, office blocks, facilities and greenery at this site will be easier said than done, although you would expect nothing less for a premium location like this, situated right next to Amsterdam Zuid Station. Zuidas is therefore seeking a solid, reliable and innovative development partner that can fulfil its ambitious expectations. The deadline for submission of tenders is 7 February 2019.
Eastern Development Field
The plot, which is currently undeveloped, is part of the Knowledge District’s Eastern Development Field. Situated between the A10 orbital motorway and Gustav Mahlerlaan, this area of Zuidas consists of five plots, of which Plot 2A is the first to be opened up to the market. The new building marks the beginning of De Diagonaal, the future pedestrian and recreational area between Amsterdam Zuid Station and the VU that will run straight through the heart of the Knowledge District.
The realm of innovation
The Knowledge District – home to VU University Amsterdam and Amsterdam University Medical Centre – is an area that adds a unique vibe and atmosphere to Zuidas. On 9 July 2018, we organised information meetings addressing all of the planned future developments in the region. The main goal during development of the Knowledge District is to create a vibrant urban setting for students, scientists and professionals right next door to a thriving entrepreneurial area. The planned land allocations will further establish the Knowledge District’s solid reputation as an innovation hub that facilitates personal and professional interaction, inspiration and knowledge sharing. Furthermore, the addition of residential areas will make the district a true part of Amsterdam. The new and affordable homes, office blocks and facilities will further strengthen Zuidas’s position as an attractive prospect both to Amsterdammers looking for a pleasant place to live and international businesses looking to set up shop. Therefore, the plans for Plot 2A must optimally serve this goal.