Cycle Park

Amsterdam (NL), 2013



Cycle Parc is a multiple use solution for inner city bicycle parking. VenhoevenCS has , in cooperation with Pascal van den Noort (Vélo Mondial), developed several concepts that bring a solution to store the growing number of bicycles in Amsterdam.  The bicycle parking concepts contribute to a high quality public green space combined with bicycle parking. Service, multifunctionality and social security are key words in the design.

We examined several options and locations above, on and in the water of the Amsterdam canals. We also show the availability of bicycle parking solutions in other places in the center of Amsterdam.

Hanging Gardens
This is a system to store bicycles above the water of the canal.  The lightweight construction is attached to the quay and covered with sedum, grasses and ivy. This model can also be applied easily on the quay or in squares and is also great for storing mopeds.

Bicycle Parking Jetty
This concept consists of a wide jetty in the canal, where the bikes are placed so that the view to the opposite quay is not hindered. Through the use of a continuous green strip the bicycles are partly concealed and it gives extra green atmosphere to the pavement. This variant can be combined with boat docks.

Low Line KoningsMunt

The proposed Low Line KoningsMunt  is a floating facility in De Singel. The roof of the parking is 1.2 meters above street level. On the roof is a green pedestrian route from Koningsplein to De Munt. In spring tulips and daffodils can grow here if it were the window of the famous Amsterdam Flower Market.

Low Line Lijnbaangracht

Low line Lijnbaansgracht is a floating, wide variation, to which a large green public space can be added to the Klein Gartmanplantsoen. 2000 to 4000 bicycles can be parked in this parking. This version of the Low Line lends itself to extension with various features, such as a reception, lockers, vanity mirrors, police post, last minute ticket counter, entertainment information, and bicycle repair.

Besides a floating variant in the Lijnbaangracht there are also concepts imaginable on or under the water. The advantage of a variant under the water is that the appearance of the canal remains unchanged. This concept can be easily combined with the hanging gardens.

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Name: Cycle Park
Location: various locations in Amsterdam
Program: bicycle parking
Assignment: concept design
Period: 2013 - 2013
Status: Completed
Client: Low Line KoningsMunt commissioned by City of Amsterdam


VenhoevenCS: Ton Venhoeven, Danny Esselman, Jos-Willem van Oorschot, Gert Kwekkeboom
Images: VenhoevenCS