Cityplot Foodcenter

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Client: AM, BAM
Type: urban planning, development framework
Location: Foodcenter, Amsterdam
Plot: 260.000 m2, 22 ha
Budget: n.a.
Design-completion: 2012
Status: invited competition
Designteam: Albert Herder, Vincent van der Klei, Arie van der Neut, Metin van Zijl
Projectteam: Monika Pieroth, Stijn de Jongh,
Engineering: Jean-Marc Saurer
Sustainability: Uta Ehrhardt
In cooperation with: MUST Urbanism Amsterdam

The Food Center Amsterdam is the wholesale market in food in- and for the region Amsterdam. They provide for the needs of the retail, horeca and supply to care institutions and supermarkets. Meat, poultry and game, fish, potatoes, vegetables and fruit and general food from home and abroad, the FCA has the largest and most diverse assortment of fresh produce in the Netherlands. Studioninedots worked in 2012 is on the redevelopment of a new development masterplan Food Center Amsterdam. The plan consists of the transformation of the current location (260.000 m2) into a new and modern Food Center 100.000 m2 and a living area with 1600 houses in which we applied the Cityplot concept.

The Food Center offers unprecedented opportunities for a new interpretation. On site there is a place for new housing - the Market Quarter - and the monumental Market Hall as a beating heart. The Market Hall gets numerous opportunities to meet, shop, eat, sleep, and awareness events. The starting point for the urban vision is the idea of ​​continuity and connection. In order to realize this, the structure of the neighboring areas is taken as a starting point. The area is much more than a business park with houses around it. The Food Center neighborhood is no longer a barrier in the city but the district is explicitly part of the city. An area that can accommodate diverse lifestyles and cultures.