Amsterdam, Oostpoort

The Oostpoort project aspires to create a new city centre for East Amsterdam. Opportunities such as this in existing cities are few and far between: finding sufficient room in a large undeveloped location in a dense urban area for a multipurpose programme. Homes, offices, shops, schools will all be located here. The area will also harbour a wide variety of functions. For example, there will be 70 different types of housing – from owner-occupied homes to subsidised rental apartments and homes for assisted living. The Polderweggebied Development Syndicate, (a joint venture between BPD, Ymere and Stadgenoot) will offer as much room as possible for individual residential wishes by means of flexible construction designs. BPD has brought in MAB Development to develop the shopping centre. The realisation of Oostpoort will see close collaboration with the city of Amsterdam, which will develop the school, the Stadsdeelhuis (district town hall) and the Centre for the Visual Arts in this project.

Oostpoort will offer an attractive variety of residential, shopping, business, sport and cultural activities

number and type of units
In two districts, Oostpoort West and Oost, there will be 780 homes, 580 of which will be owner-occupied houses and 200 social rental homes (single-family houses and apartments)

extra facilities
A 17,000 m2 shopping centre, 875 underground parking places, a school, Stadsdeelhuis Oost, Centre for the Visual Arts, commercial buildings, restaurants and catering establishments

architects
Heren 5 Architecten, Hollands Zicht, Molenaar & Van Winden, Mulleners + Mulleners Architecten, Soeters Van Eldonk architecten and Tekton Architecten

start of development
Oostpoort West: 2005 Oostpoort Oost: 2013 – 2018

start of construction
Oostpoort West: 2010

completion
Oostpoort West: 2013