Knowledge Mile

The Knowl­edge Mile is an inter­na­tion­al­ly lead­ing busi­ness com­mu­ni­ty and inno­va­tion dis­trict in the heart of Ams­ter­dam. It con­sists of three con­sec­u­tive streets, which run from the ringroad to the his­toric city cen­tre of Ams­ter­dam – a route which has always served as a gate­way to the city.
The Knowl­edge Mile is lined by a big vari­ety of func­tions, includ­ing uni­ver­si­ties, schools and cul­tur­al insti­tu­tions as well as hotels and hous­ing. It’s a place where busi­ness meets inno­va­tion and where urban issues, such as traf­fic, air pol­lu­tion and the design of pub­lic space, are addressed in an exper­i­men­tal way. The aim is to cre­ate a liv­able, green urban street, while con­tribut­ing to the goals of the Nation­al Cli­mate Agreement.

On this tour we will open your eyes to the beau­ty of archi­tec­ture along the Knowl­edge Mile. We’ll make our way through var­i­ous peri­ods of archi­tec­tur­al his­to­ry, from the 17th cen­tu­ry syn­a­gogue to con­tem­po­rary work­ing and liv­ing environments. 

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Tour Programme: Knowledge Mile

  • Por­tugese Syn­a­goge (1675)

  • Nation­al Holo­caust Mon­u­ment (Daniël Libe­skind and Rijn­boutt, 2020)

  • Short/long stay hotel ZOKU with roof gar­den (Con­crete and Mul­derblauw, 2016)

  • Cap­i­tal C: Trans­for­ma­tion of a dia­mond traders build­ing into offices and cowork­ing spaces (ZJA and Heyligers architects)

  • Uni­ver­si­ty build­ing Jako­ba Mul­der­huis (De Architek­ten­Cie, Mark Koehler Archi­tects, Pow­er­house Com­pa­ny, 2022)

  • Cygnus Gym­na­si­um: bru­tal­ist high­school build­ing (Com­mer de Geus and Ben Ing­w­ersen 1956; ren­o­va­tion by WDJA, 2012) 

  • Office build­ing Thonik (Thomas Wid­der­shoven and MMX architek­ten, 2020)

  • Hotel CASA Ams­ter­dam  (OZ, 2010)

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