Resilience is a big issue in the Netherlands. Accordingly, the municipality of Amsterdam stimulates rainwater retention projects and the de-sealing of urban surfaces, but also promotes public transport and biking over car traffic. The new canopy of the Central Station leads rainwater directly into the river instead of the sewerage system. Under the canopy lies a public transport hub with bus terminal, passenger hall and the entrance to a new metro line. This line creates a super-fast connection through the city centre to Amsterdam-Zuid and Zuidas. In this district, there are innovative designs of public space and polder roof gardens that feature smart rainwater buffering solutions. The sustainable and circular CIRCL pavillion located at the heart of the area, serves as a hub for all green initiatives.
On this tour, we‘ll highlight sustainable mobility, bike parking facilities and rainwater retention projects, all aiming at the creation of a resilient city.
Noord-Zuidlijn metro (Benthem Crouwel, 2018)