Amsterdam’s Eastern Harbour District consists of a number of artificial peninsulas constructed around 1900. When the once-flourishing port lost its function, the decision was made to turn the district into a prominent residential area. The transformation of the docklands, which began in the 1990s, is now complete. Diverse urban plans were devised for the various sections of the district, making the Eastern Harbor District a true sampling of the Dutch housing construction of recent decades.
Just around the corner lies Funenpark, another transformation project. This innovative urban development concept combines living and working in high city-centre density with sufficient green space. A large residential block acts as noise barrier for the train line, which runs next to Funenpark. Behind this noise shield, smaller residential blocks stand in a car-free, public green area.
Explore two successful conversion areas and see a large diversity of residential typologies!
Explanations about past and present of the area, city context, urban master plans