- UPDATE - May 16, 2013
The construction of the Amazing Courtyard, part of the Roeterseiland Campus of the University of Amsterdam, was completed last week!
With a small celebration, the courtyard was officially opened for users of the two surrounding buildings. People can now both look at the blooming green and enjoy the garden from within. After the completion of the public space around CREA last year, this courtyard is the next step in the overall construction of the new city campus. Because the garden is entirely enclosed, its microclimate is unique for Amsterdam. Inside Outside has proposed a combination of Magnolia’s that blossom at different times of the year. The partly shaded garden contains a rich variety of planting, on a basis of evergreen groundcovers and ornamental grasses with bulbs and hydrangeas. The garden is intriguing to look at, study, relax or host small events. The brick paving will also function as a test patch for the campus’ future public space.
Completion of the entire Roeterseiland Campus will be in 2015.