New Life of Buiksloterham

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Buiksloterham is a former port area with numerous production buildings on the northern shore of the IJ river. It is a multifunctional development, which includes industrial, commercial and residential buildings. After a global re-development, the 100-ha site became the center of Amsterdam's creative economy.
BEFORE: PORT AREA AND
INDUSTRIAL SITE
AFTER: MULTIFUNCTIONAL INDUSTRIAL AND
RESIDENTIAL SUSTAINABLE AREA
WHAT'S INSIDE:

  • production facilities;
  • offices;
  • commercial facilities;
  • residential housing;
  • social and cultural buildings.

HOW IT WAS:

The area re-development began in 2003 with the adoption of a master plan that addressed four different sites on the northern IJ shore: Overhoeks, Buiksloterham and Hamerstraatgebied. Then Buiksloterham became a multifunctional urban area. A lot of new residents, organizations and people came here. In 2014-2015 Buiksloterham received a new round of development. The Circular Buiksloterham strategy adopted in 2015 plans to turn Buiksloterham into an area with "smart" infrastructure, to emphasize biodiversity and to restore water resources in the coastal area. Full implementation of the project is planned until 2034.

WHO TOOK PART:

  • Dutch Government;
  • City of Amsterdam;
  • Noordwaarts management company (now abolished);
  • Chamber of Commerce;
  • various private investors and developers;
  • public organizations (SPINN, ANGSAW, etc.).

RESIDENTS:

  • Metabolic;
  • DELVA Landscape Architects;
  • Studioninedots;
  • New Energy Docks;
  • Amsterdam Smart City;
  • Frank Alsema.
100-ha site 1.26 m square meters of building area.
Including:
  • residential development - 803,000 sq. m. (30% - affordable housing);
  • commercial development - 174,000 sq. m;
  • office development - 35,000 sq. m;
  • facilities of social and public infrastructure - 35,000 sq. m;
  • multifunctional facilities (mainly based in existing buildings) - 213,000 sq.m.
1900s
1900s
First industrial facilities on the polder areas (drained and cultivated coastal lowland).
1980s
1980s
Production capacity starts fading.
1990
1990
Future area re-development plans announced.
2003
2003
Master plan for area development in North Amsterdam (for 253 hectares) including Buiksloterham.
2008–2009
2008–2009
The national urban planning code is updated. A new plan of district land surveying is introduced.
2014
2014
The first development projects are implemented on the former industrial area.
2015
2015
The Circular Buiksloterham closed cycle strategy is adopted and put into implementation.
2034
2034
Full implementation of the Circular Buiksloterham closed cycle strategy.
Corporate Issue, Moscow Department
of Investment and Industrial Policy
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