East­ern Dock­lands & Fun­en­park

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!


Pro­gramme: East­ern Dock­lands and Fun­en­park

  • Explan­a­tions about past and present of the area, city con­text, urb­an mas­ter plans
  • KNSM and Java Eil­and: urb­an plans by Jo Coen­en and Sjo­erd Soeters (1993/1997), hous­ing pro­jects by a.o. Hans Koll­hoff & Chris­ti­an Rapp, KCAP, Wiel Arets
  • Borneo-Sporen­burg: urb­an plan by West 8 (1999); hous­ing blocks, patio houses and water­front vil­las by Claus & Kaan, Neutel­ings Riedijk, de archi­tec­ten­groep, de Architek­tenCie, MVRDV etc.
  • Fun­en­park: hous­ing block by Frits van Don­gen / de Architek­tenCie, urb­an vil­las by a.o. NL Archi­tects, Geurst & Schulze, Dick van Gamer­en, DKV, Claus en Kaan (2008–2010), land­scape design by Land­lab
  • Half-day tour
  • Private groups only!
  • Trans­port: walk­ing, pub­lic trans­port, bike, bus
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