The development of Lot 42A in IJburg Amsterdam presents the opportunity to establish a vibrant hotspot right next to the port of IJburg. A balanced mix of living, working, and recreation with a distinct nautical character that will become the beating heart of the district. A neighbourhood for and by the residents, but with attractions for the entire city. The programmatic concept is inspired by the Greek Agora, which literally translates as a 'gathering place'. A place for social and commercial activities, but also for recreation. It will become a desired destination for water sports, cultural activities, food and play. In the halls, quays and squares - IJburg comes alive.
The emotional heart of IJburg is one that doesn’t yet exist. An exceptional combination of robust public indoor spaces and facilities creates an area of atmosphere and character. This dynamic is reflected in the spatial organization of the Agora of IJburg; a rich combination of quays, streets, indoor and outdoor spaces allowing for social interaction.