Amsterdam: temporary municipal road near Johan Cruyff Arena

Item: temporary municipal road near Johan Cruyff Arena
Pilot partners: Municipality of Amsterdam/Amsterdam Zuidoost district council and Dura Vermeer

Why participate?
Amsterdam has ambitious sustainability and circularity goals. By 2030, the city aims to use 50% less new raw materials and become fully circular by 2050. The approach for achieving this is set out in the Amsterdam Circular Strategy 2020-2025.

Monitoring progress against the “City Doughnut”
A specially developed monitor follows the streams of raw materials and materials entering the city until they are processed. Progress is checked using the “City Doughnut”, devised by British economist Kate Raworth.

A new way of working together
By working more intensively with market parties, the municipality aims to realise its sustainable ambitions and to reduce or maintain the environmental costs (ECI) and lifecycle costs with better quality, functionality and performance. The Smart Mobility Hub, an enormous multifunctional logistics hub, will be built at the Johan Cruyff ArenA in Amsterdam Zuidoost in the coming years. It will maintain the city’s accessibility and at the same time make it more car-free. During the construction stage, current traffic from De Passage will be diverted over a temporary road, which will be in use for 3 to 5 years. The municipality and Dura Vermeer see the project as an ideal opportunity to experiment with new forms of co-operation and management that result in maximum circularity throughout the life cycle, lower costs and optimum management.

Rapid insight into circular opportunities
The short usage period means that there is relatively rapid insight into the circular opportunities over the entire lifecycle. Materials that can achieve the highest asset value and be reused to the highest quality after demolition are being examined specifically. The aim is to achieve at least equivalent reuse, but preferably upcycle to a higher level. At the same time, research is being conducted into which quality improvements and cost savings are possible with “as a service” contracts. The project will be delivered with a materials passport, which is a meticulous record of the circular value of the road and the materials used.