Sewage Treatment Plant Rebirth

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Sewage Treatment Plant Rebirth

The relocation of the sewage treatment plant on Zeeburgereiland sparks new developments in the area: the island has now become inhabitable...

The remaining silos are looking for a new destination.

Zeeburgereiland is strategically positioned between the center of Amsterdam and its latest expansion called IJIDurg and directly linked to ring road A10: Ober accessible. In 2009 we lost the competition for the re-use of two of the three decommissioned silos to the very exciting plan to create the Annie M.G. Schmidt Huis. This new facility is a most welcome addition to the cultural spectrum of Amsterdam; it is exactly what the city needs.

The third silo in the row had been reserved for another initiative, but -thanks to the Crisis- the idea to turn it into an office building was abandoned. This means a new opportunity for the realization of our earlier scheme: we are invited to do a feasibility study to create what is called 'het Huis van de Klim- en Bergsport, a world-class venue for climbing and mountaineering.

Paradoxically climbing has become a national sport in the Netherlands. In spite of its flatness. The Royal Dutch Climbing and Mountaineering Association (NKBV) is with 55.000 members one of the largest in Europe!

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