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Location: Amsterdam / The Netherlands / Type: Pocket Parks / Residential Parks / Built: 2023 /
Show on Google Maps / Published on December 12, 2023

In the heart of Amsterdam’s Oud-Zuid neighbourhood, the stylish apartment complex Valerius is nestled in a new pocket park. The location of the new park, bounded by Valeriusstraat, Valeriusplein and Lassusstraat, is in the heart of Oud-Zuid – a neighbourhood in Amsterdam. The demolition of the old Valerius Clinic presented a unique opportunity: to combine densifying the city with radical greening. Creating a living environment for both people and animals.

The building, designed by MVSA, adds a contemporary note. The pocket park connects this new building and the surrounding elegant and monumental 19th-century architecture. The park is located on the edge of the Vondelpark. It forms a place of encounter between the residents and the neighbourhood. In addition, it cools the city and the abundance of green welcomes nesting opportunities for animals.

Project Data

Landscape Architecture: Delva

Other designers involved in the design of landscape: De Jong Groep, EMRO, MVSA, Van Ginkel

Year completed: 2023

Photo credits: Sebastian van Damme

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