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Restoration of Amsterdam School facades

8 February 2007 - The ZuiderAmstel District offers subsidies to residents and business owners in the Rivierenbuurt who want to restore their façades to their original design. The neighbourhood is full of Amsterdam School architecture.

Many owners have expressed interest in the subsidy arrangement, said Ludo Voorn of the district. He has already visited buildings at the Churchilllaan, the Zomerdijkstraat and the Boterdiepstraat that may be eligible.

Residents of houses that have been built between 1920 and 1940 can receive up to 3,000 euro in order to clean the façades or to restore or repair architectonic details in the façades, such as leaded lights, window frames and hoisting hooks.

A separate subsidy arrangement applies to shops at the Rijnstraat. Owners can get half the costs reimbursed if they restore their façades.

The Rivierenbuurt is part of Berlage’s Plan South. Houses near today’s Vrijheidslaan, at the time named Amstellaan, were designed by a large number or architects, working under the supervision a special committee.

Because of the tight control, architects only had a say in the design of the façades. They took this seriously; for example, many houses at the Vrijheidslaan do not have balconies because this did not fit with the design.


Panoramic photos of the Rivierenbuurt


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