Climate Resilient Amsterdam

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.

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Tour Programme: Climate Resilient Amsterdam

  • Noord-Zuidli­jn metro (Ben­them Crouwel, 2018)

  • Zuidas dis­trict: Expla­na­tions about the urban design and project history
  • Redesign of Prins­es Iren­es­traat with water-buffer­ing green strip
  • Office build­ing Goede Doe­len Loter­ij (Ben­them Crouwel, 2019)
  • Under­ground bike garage Straw­in­sky­laan (wUr­ck, 2018)
  • CIRCL pavil­lion: sus­tain­able show­case of ABN AMRO bank (De ArchitectenCie/Doepel Strijk­ers, 2017)
  • Roof gar­den on 1960s hous­ing block De Boel (Dak­dok­ters, 2018)
  • Pold­er roof park Vival­di (Dak­dok­ters, 2018)

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