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BUILDING THE FUTURE

METRO LINE 51 A project on this scale requires lots of building material to be brought on-site. An access road needs to be created along Parnassusweg, but this is problematic as metro line 51 (Amstelveen service) currently still loops underneath the A10 to

BUILDING AT TOP SPEED

the Zuid metro station. This section of the metro track will be shut

Outside the EY building,

down as of 2 March 2019 after which it will be dismantled. Until

the new premises for the

then, ZuidPlus only works at night when the tram is not running.

European Medicines Agency, which is leaving London due to the Brexit, are rising

MAJOR MODIFICATIONS

at an unprecedented pace.

Zuidasdok includes extensive infrastructural modifications in

Construction of the building

Zuidas. The stretch of the A10 south motorway between the

core, housing the lift shafts,

Amstel and De Nieuwe Meer junctions will be widened from four to six lanes in both directions. Where it traverses the heart of Zuidas, it will be sunk underground. At ground level, Amsterdam Zuid Station will be fully renovated, with among other things the addition of a platform and two tracks for international trains and

started on 13 August; six

Amsterdam Zuidas Information Centre Central Hall, WTC +31 (0)800 5065 contact@zuidas.nl www.zuidas.nl

weeks later, on 18 September, the building reached its highest point at 81 metres. The offices will be completed

further modifications for the tram and other public transport

in November 2019.

services. The project’s capstone will be a brand-new green zone. The slated completion date for the whole project is 2028.

Text Jos Moerkamp

zuidas •

@zuidasamsterdam

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Photography Marcel Steinbach

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