Amstel Station Amsterdam
Amsterdam
2016–2020
Amstel Station Amsterdam
Amsterdam
2016–2020
Renovation and extension of the national monument Amstel station
Address: Julianaplein Amsterdam
Client: ProRail, NS stations, Gemeente Amsterdam
In collaboration with Gottlieb Paludan Architects (DK)
Photographer: Stefan Müller
Amstel Station Amsterdam
Amsterdam
2016–2020

Amsterdam Amstel Station, designed by H.G.J. Schelling, J. and C. Leupen van Eesteren first opened in 1939. The station was a progressive design for its time; efficiently connecting various traffic flows within the station in a manner that continues to function today. The classic-modern vocabulary of the design is characterised by a sequence of typologically distinct spaces, each with unique qualities and natural lighting solutions. The refined brick, steel, and stone material palette of the ensemble was particularily rich for its time. The renovation will respond to the rapid urban development of the surrounding area and improve the function of the historic station as a key traffic junction for the city of Amsterdam. The building will gradually be restored to its former glory with various adjustments necessary on the station's historic east facade. The west side of the site will eventually be replaced by a new station hall that adds a contemporary interpretation of the original design, giving Amstel station a new face.

Amstel Station Amsterdam
Amsterdam
2016–2020
View from the Gooiseweg © Lucas Hardonk
Southside of the main hall, 1939
View from the platform
The new tickethall at the westside
The original bus canopies are reconstructed
View from the platform
Tickethal, 1939
Bus canopies
Facade fragment east
Piles