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Architecture Guide South: Plan South, Garden City Buitenveldert, the Zuidas

Architecture Guide South: Plan South, Garden City Buitenveldert, the Zuidas

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The Amsterdam South Architecture Guide: Plan South, Garden City Buitenveldert, the Zuidas Business District, presents three very special parts of the city on the South side of Amsterdam in outline and highlights. Plan Zuid, based on a 1915 urban design by H.P. Berlage, shows the characteristics of a monumentally designed part of town, with wide boulevards and baroque symmetry axes. Brick residential blocks form close-knit, closed street walls, executed in the at times astonishing Amsterdam School style.

Buitenveldert, built around 1960, is quite different, part of the famous General Expansion Plan (AUP) from 1934. This district is a wonderful example of a functionalist urban design, spacious, clear and straight-lined, with an open allotment of strips and brackets. The Zuidas has been rising in the border area between these urban development phenomena for several decades. This is a compact urban district in the making, with spectacular office towers and luxurious, brand-new residential buildings, designed by a selection of famous architects from the Netherlands and abroad.

The beautifully illustrated bilingual folder with stapled booklet, published by the Amsterdam Architecture Center, is intended for anyone who wants to know more about the south side of Amsterdam. He offers a concise introduction to the backgrounds and characteristics of the three urban areas. Clear maps show a selection of architectural details, supported by a register with essential key data. Six walking and cycling routes lead the way to exciting city explorations.

Publication details: D. Wendt, Y. de Korte, A. Kersten (ed.), Architectuurgids / Architecture Guide Zuid: Plan Zuid, Tuinstad Buitenveldert, the Zuidas .
Full color leporello with 44 pages inside
ISBN: 978-90-820543-2-3
Year of release: 2013
Language: Bilingual, Dutch/English

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