“I often compare our job as station architects to gardening. it’s about taking the responsibility to take care of something for a longer period of time, to make step-by-step transformations as opposed to making it a huge project. And this was very unique for us,” says Office Winhov partner Jan Peter Wingender. “And it’s exactly what a building like Amstel Station deserves.”
As of 2021, the project was largely completed, but other interventions will take place in the coming years. The next large phase will involve opening up the station to create a new station hall, and face, to the west towards the Amstel River – while still maintaining the intrinsic unity.
The design for the renovated Amsterdam Amstel Station was provided by Office Winhov in collaboration with Gottlieb Paludan Architects, commissioned by Prorail, NS stations, the municipal transport company GVB and the municipality of Amsterdam.