Reigersbos is a diverse neighborhood in Amsterdam Zuidoost. Reigersbos has one of the freshest and most visited local market every Wednesday that functions as a star in the center. But the question for Placemaking Plus is what about the other days?
In addition, a big change is in the planning of the area. Center Reigersbos is one of the development locations in Gaasperdam and included in the municipality's 2025 plans.
The first results
Friday June 29th 2019 was the official opening of the mural in Reigersbos. The mural is a direct result of the collaboration between the residents, retailers and other stakeholders in Reigersbos. The mural is the work of Munir de Vries. It was a festive and swinging opening. From livable to lovable!
Kick-off Kleurrijk Reigersbos
Together with the residents of Reigersbos the many gray walls of the entrances to the shopping center will turn into colorful street art works that not only residents but also visitors will enjoy! The Kleurrijk kickoff took place on July 20th to mark the beginning of this project. It was extremely successful with more than 25 people who created a colorful street with ideas for the area, artworks and more.
In collaboration with the REB , Amsterdam municipality, Stadgenoot, Cordaan and Sectie 5, Placemaking Plus organized a Place Game on January 22nd 2018 at the Reigersbos shopping center with the aim of exploring opportunities for this area. More than 30 people were involved, including local entrepreneurs, local residents, developers and civil servants participated in the event.
Around and in Reigersbos it is important to strive for the Power of Ten. By starting with the implementation of the short-term ideas ('quick wins') such as placing benches, play equipment, adding colours and mobile catering, the center can become even more attractive in the short term.
A full report of the place game can be found below.