De Ceuvel is a planned workplace for creative and social enterprises adjacent to the van Hasselt canal on the IJ in Amsterdam North. The land was leased for 10 years from the City of Amsterdam after a group of initiators won a tender to turn the site into a regenerative urban oasis. The aim is to set an example for closing nutrient cycles, cleaning the soil in a natural way and experimenting with new technologies. And all while serving as a creative office area.
What is the result of the project?
The former industrial site has been transformed into the most unique and sustainable urban developments in Europe. The site features retrofitted houseboats placed around a winding wooden walkway and surrounded by a landscape of soil-cleaning plants.
The city can take advantage of this by having clear examples of applied sustainability, but also offering cheap workplaces for creative entrepreneurs. The collaborations and research related to De Ceuvel are already benefiting the surrounding Buiksloterham region. In 2015, the stakeholders in the region committed to transition the entire industrial region using circular building principles. More developments with similar principles are now finding their way to the region.
Adres: Korte Papaverweg 4, 1032 KB Amsterdam
Website: De Ceuvel
september 29, 2021