City officials hope to facilitate bike parking congestion, a real problem there, by adding 7,000 parking spaces under Amsterdam Central Station.
The bycicuc le park will be opened on January 26 and will have free bike parking for up to 24 hours, with low-cost long-term options available. "It's great that people can jump on their bikes, get to the station and start their journey without a problem," Jeroen Vienen, a spokesman for ProRaila, said of the project in an interview with The Guardian.
"The Netherlands is a real cycling country, many people come to the station by bike, and we and the municipality certainly don't want all those bikes lying around."
More than 60 million euros were invested in the construction of the new underwater station, which began in 2019.
The parking lot construction project is signed by the Amsterdam bureau VenhoevenCS architecture+urbanism, in cooperation with the construction company Van Hattum en Blankevoort and landscape architects from the firm DS Landscape Architects.
The design is based on the ambition of architects from VenhoevenCS to transform functional infrastructure tasks into seductive spaces that contribute to urban culture.
"When you ride your bike or pass by the station, you don't see a construction pit, but a floating construction site." "Everything is transported over water - including the huge concrete elements that will form a storage for bicycles up to 237 meters long," said architect Danni Esselman during the performance.