Client: ProRail, NS stations, Gemeente Amsterdam
In collaboration with Gottlieb Paludan Architects (DK)
The Amsterdam Amstel Station is a design by H.G.J. Schelling, J. and C. Leupen of Eesteren and began operating in 1939. The station was a progressive design for its time which optimally connected various traffic flows that still function today. The design is of a classic-modern vocabulary that is characterized by a succession of typologically distinct areas, each with a unique quality of light. A refined brick, steel, and stone material pallette was particularily rich for its time. The rennovation of the historic station will respond to the rapid urban development of the surrounding area and improve its function as a key traffic junction for the city. Various adjustments to the historic eastside are necessary as the building will be gradually restored to its former glory. The westside of the site will eventually be replaced by a new station that adds a contemporary interpretation of the original design, giving a new face to Amstel Station.