Van Boekel Bouw & Infra was commissioned by the City of Amsterdam to build an underground bicycle parking garage on the north side of Amsterdam Zuid train station, under the so-called Vijfhoek (Pentagon).
We were awarded the project after submitting the Most Economically Advantageous Tender. Joining forces with design agency wUrck, we came up with a beautiful design that did justice to the surrounding area whilst also featuring more than the required 3,500 parking spaces for bikes (> 3,700). We started building the 65 x 65 m construction pit in the spring of 2017.
Spacious, light design
This Design & Construct tender gave tenderers ample opportunity to come up with a beautiful design. The bicycle parking garage under the Vijfhoek has a remarkable, 7-metre-wide aisle, promoting circulation and giving the garage a very spacious feel. The 3.3 m-high ceiling is higher than usual and the parking garage features various striking light art pieces. The bicycle parking garage is also equipped with a parking guidance system, showing cyclists where they can find a free space.