Dickvanveen
Redesigning Kerkstraat

City of Amsterdam

Redesigning Kerkstraat

Redesigning Kerkstraat

City of Amsterdam

Redesigning Kerkstraat

Redesigning Kerkstraat

City of Amsterdam

Redesigning Kerkstraat

Redesigning Kerkstraat

City of Amsterdam

Redesigning Kerkstraat

Client: City of Amsterdam

Type of project: Conceptual Design, Preliminary Design

Designed: 2019 tot heden

My role: Senior designer public space

The Kerkstraat in the center of Amsterdam is up for a retrofit. This narrow, medieval street is heavily used by pedestrians, cyclists, car drivers, tourists, residents and shoppers. As an urban designer hired by the City of Amsterdam I havev– through an extensive participative process, completely redesigned this 1,5 km long, 10 m wide street. A large increase in bicycle parking and more space for pedestrians was key in the design, while most car parking was eliminated. Due to the extreme constrains in space and the enormous pressure of the spatial programming, the design had to very detailed. 

The design is to be constructed in 2021