Hello Zuidas members
CONTRIBUTE INPUT ON VERDI DEVELOPMENT
Zuidas is exploring the future development of the area between Amstelveenseweg, de Schinkel and De Nieuwe Meer, recently christened the Verdi subdistrict. Fanning out around a marina, the area is known among people who already live or work here as the city’s ‘hidden gem’. It forms a bridge both between Amsterdam and its more rural environs and between the eastern and western parts of the city. During the Hello Zuidas Members Meeting in mid-September, members were invited to share their ideas on the subdistrict’s development. Hello Zuidas Foundation director Olivier Otten co-chaired the meeting with Menno van der Veer (moderator). David Bout and Gregor van Lit attended on behalf of the Municipality of Amsterdam, where they are working on this project, and gave a brief presentation about Verdi. Plans are to integrate Verdi in the urban fabric
of a location with many different owners.
Gregor explained that Amsterdam is growing
through a three-pronged policy of linking,
Already settled in Verdi are the Zuid sports
rapidly and needs more housing and facilities.
densifying and greening, simultaneously
facility, Tripolis, IJsbaanpad Noord, Infinity,
Verdi in particular is a unique spot with unique
creating space for housing, offices and facilities.
the GWL urban eco area, Meerparc and the
potential. The subdistrict will be drawn into the
David and Gregor discussed the complexities
Frans Otten Stadium. What is the impetus for
fabric of Amsterdam to make the city yet more
posed by what constitutes a transformation
the area’s further development? David and
diverse and dynamic.