office winhov & Gottlieb Paludan Architects
In collaboration with the Dutch firm of architects Office Winhov, Gottlieb Paludan Architects has won the competition to overhaul and expand Amstel Station in the Dutch capital. The project includes both renovation of an existing, preservation-worthy station building and construction of a new station building as well as 3,800 new bicycle parking spaces.
Amsterdam Amstel is the third largest station in Amsterdam and is situated in the south-eastern part of the city, an area in rapid growth. For example, the infrastructure around the station is about to undergo comprehensive restructuring, which was one of the main reasons for launching the competition.
The winning proposal produced by Gottlieb Paludan Architects (GPA) and Office Winhov (OW) is made up of a number of subprojects and will bring new and old together into one architectural vision. The project, which will be implemented over the next five to ten years, comprises an existing, preservation-worthy station building from 1939 in the east and a new station building in the west which must come together as a cohesive whole and integrate with the surrounding urban space. In addition, the project will ensure new and enhanced connections with the area’s light rail and bus lines, roads and bicycle paths as well as new, extensive bicycle parking facilities, both above and below ground. The design of the new station building in the west will integrate with its surroundings by opening up towards the Amstel River and the new urban development area.
Read more about the project here: http://gottliebpaludan.com/en/post/gpa-and-office-winhov-renovate-and-extend-amsterdam-s-third-largest-station