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
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 email@example.com 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
Photography Marcel Steinbach