04 January, 2017 | By Dimitry
Amsterdam’s city center transforms existing buildings into green, pedestrian-friendly spaces
Under the project name Oamsterdam Dutch architectural firm, HofmanDujardin, introduces a revolutionary, life-enhancing urban strategy for the city of Amsterdam.
The plan is to restore Amsterdam’s historic connection to the water and open up the IJ waterfront. This could be done by creating a circular path through the city and therefore connecting the northern district to the rest of the city.
By doing so, the company will transform Amsterdam’s city center’s existing buildings into green, pedestrian-friendly spaces. Architecture firm HofmanDujardin designed the project in order to decentralize the area and repurpose routes currently used solely by cars.
Parks, food markets, smart transportation and urban farms would reinvigorate the heart of the city and create a healthy environment for its inhabitants.
“Amsterdam is embracing ideas to enlarge the city-centre and initiatives to make it into a truly innovative city, ready for the future.”