Urban Space Agency

…from space to place!

Monday October 26th, 2015
by Pim Evers

Playground CS™

Look around on Playground CS™ (move the cam) through Amsterdam360 (click here for the website of Amsterdam360):

click here for full screen (awesome!)

Photo feed of Joost Guntenaar (click here for the website of Joost Guntenaar):

Playground CS™ of Urban Space Agency: the coolest place in the heart of Amsterdam for the summer of 2015!

Playground CS

From July 15, 2015 until the end of August 2015, directly in front of Central Station, Amsterdam there was a beautiful pop up playground: Playground CS™. For children, moms and dads, and grandma’s and grandpa’s oma’s! Open for playing and relaxing 7 days a week!

Sports and games, sand, buckets & spades, beach chairs, hammocks and parasols gave the place the look and feel of the beach. Playground CS™ quickly became an oasis children and families in the middle of the hectic city. Playground CS™ was the kick off for a project to create more places to play in the city.

Initiator is Henny Heijmans Amsterdamverbindt, City of Amsterdam (Sport, Ruimte en duurzaamheid, Stad in Balans), and Stefan Bödecker of BF-AS.
Together with Tosti Creative Urban Space Agency turns Playground CS™ into the place to be for the summer of 2015.


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Sunday October 25th, 2015
by Pim Evers

IJ-hall Amsterdam Centraal

Station Amsterdam Centraal heeft over een paar jaar twee volwaardige entrees: de bestaande monumentale stationshal aan de centrumzijde en de moderne IJ-hal aan de kant van het water. Deze hal wordt gebouwd onder het busplatform over de volle breedte van het station. Het bouwwerk wordt 250 meter lang, 45 meter breed en circa 4 meter hoog. Het dak van de hal is de onderkant van het nieuwe busstation. Onder de IJ-hal vindt men de metro’s en de nieuwe Michiel de Ruijter autotunnel. Vanuit de IJ-hal stappen reizigers straks makkelijk over tussen trein, metro, bus, pont of taxi.

IJ-hal Amsterdam Amsterdam Panorama door Urban Space Agency

Winkels en verblijfshoreca
Het eerste deel van de IJ-hal aan de westzijde van het station wordt net als de west-passage begin 2015 in gebruik genomen. Alle reizigerstunnels en de beide nieuwe passages komen op termijn uit in de nieuwe hal. Daar treft men ook de (rol)trappen naar het busplatform en de metro. Het ontwerp van de IJ-hal is gemaakt door Wiel Arets Architects. De hal wordt voorzien van servicefaciliteiten, zoals Tickets & Servicebalies en verblijfshoreca met uitzicht op het IJ. Het aanbod zal variëren van fastfood tot een wat hoger segment met bediening voor de reiziger met wat meer tijd. Het station wordt hiermee niet alleen een vertrek- en aankomstpunt, maar ook een verblijfplaats.

IJ-hal Amsterdam Amsterdam Yoga door Urban Space Agency

Urban Space Agency werkt aan de activatie, programmering en verhuur van deze mooie ruimte langs het IJ. De IJ-hal Amsterdam Centraal is niet alleen maar een plek waar je langs komt onderweg; het is een plek waar je even blijft en achteraf merkt dat het er fijn was, waardoor je er wat langer bent gebleven.

Een greep uit wat hier binnenkort actief wordt: iAmsterdam, Placemaking Plus, Tubino, Europe Cycle Company, Ring Ring.

Een filmpje over de bouw van de IJ-hal Amsterdam Centraal:

Sunday October 25th, 2015
by Pim Evers

Arrival Place™

Arrival Place™

Come one! Come all. On Thursday the 29th of October our larger than life Train Set, a MAT 64 “Monkeyhead” from Netherlands Railway (NS) is coming to Arrival Place™ by road. The loading at the yard in Haarlem, and transport to and placement next to Station Lelylaan shall take most of the day. Come and enjoy this first exciting event at Arrival Place™.

Arrival Place™ foundations are being laid, services have been installed and we’re working hard towards the opening before the end of 2015. Construction at Arrival Place™ will accelerate after placing the train at the heart of our little village @ Station Lelylaan.

At station location Station Lelylaan in Amsterdam Nieuw West, Urban Space Agency is developing and building a place with a 1001 things to do, a true feast for the senses.  From vacant lot to a place where you are inspired through sent, colors, flavors and sounds: Arrival Place™.

Together with our neighbors, citizens at large, the students and staff of Calvijn College, Students and Staff of Team AcademyNetherlands Railway (NS), City of AmsterdamPS CityStichting RaguelHannekes Boom…sinds 1662, Placemaking PlusDWI, HeijmansTubinoFlowers by Joan Brenda, and a growing cast of thousands our dreams are being realized. Our small village in the big city is changing and growing every day

We are on our way to move from space to place: high time for Arrival Place!

“It is clearly of great importance to make plans 20 years in advance”, but also consider just as much or more to think about- and do things for the next 20 days; or beter still what are we doing tomorrow?!”

Dreams about Arrival Place™ @ Station Lelylaan (by: Urban Space Agency – from space to place):

Are you from the neighborhood?
Do you have anything special with this place?
Do you want to drop by?
Do you want to share your dream?
Do you want to build with us?
Do you want to support Arrival Place™ in any other fashion?
Contact us and you can build Arrival Place™ with us!

As far as we are concerned we develop, build, activate and program with you, your neighbors, entrepreneurs from the neighborhood, visitors, and the City of Amsterdam; let’s connect and unite.

Visit Arrival Place™ on Facebook: Arrival Place op Facebook - Urban Space Agency BV

Urban Space Agency Arrival Place

HiRes image: click here
Aticle about Arrival Place in dutch: click here

Tuesday January 1st, 2013
by Pim Evers

ODE place™

For a vacant lot on Amsterdam’s Oosterdoks Eiland Urban Space Agency developed a concept for a village of Cultures: ODE place™ , in cooperation with old and new neighbors of the OosterDoksEiland (ODE), MAB development, PMB, Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam, Conservatorium Amsterdam, Double Tree by Hilton, &Samhoud Places, Hannekes Boom…sinds 1662, Tubino, Flowers by Joan Brenda, De Prael and…you?

ODE place™ is a tiny village with all those things still missing on Oosterdokseiland. Together with our neighbors, local entrepreneurs and visitors we shall turn this vacant lot into a warm place! En route between home and work, between art and culture, “stay in the city just a little longer!”

“It is clearly of great importance to make plans 20 years in advance”, but also consider just as much or more to think about- and do things for the next 20 days; or beter still what are we doing tomorrow?
ODE place ODE place

Design: Studio MAB & Urban Space Agency

Inspired by DeKalb Market in Brooklyn, N.Y., Christchurch Mall and “last but not least” Jane Jacobs & Fred Kent (pps.org)

ODE place™ LIVE during Arcam debate Hot Spot+ Oosterdok United:

ODE place
…this vacant lot deserves ODE place™

ODE place
…we were ready to execute this wonderful concept in April 2013 and are still ready to do so now!

Bezoek ODE place™ op Facebook: Urban Space Agency BV - Facebook

kisses from ODE place
                    …kisses from ODE place!

Other designs for ODE place™ in cooperation with BUKO:

ODE place ODE place

Urban Space Agency ODE Place

Tuesday December 11th, 2012
by Pim Evers

The USA founded

Today the Urban Space Agency is founded.

…where Urban Space Matters!

Urban Space Agency
…from space to place!

Urban Space Agency
from december 11th