This category applies to federal, national, regional and local government projects
where Bentley technology has been used to solve an operational, planning,
engineering or land information management problem.
IJburg emeente amsterdam, dienst ruimtelijke ordening WINNER
The Amsterdam IJburg Project is an integrated,
sustainable urban development project that will
provide housing, work, community, and leisure
facilities on recently reclaimed land. It covers
495 hectares and requires the construction of
18,000 houses, apartments, schools, and offices.
The project is designed as a collection of six
artificial islands in the former IJsselmeer. More
than 80 bridges connect the islands with each
other and with existing land.
The goal of the project is to increase Amsterdam’s
housing capacity by 6 percent. The project will
ultimately provide housing for 45,000 people
as well as 12,000 new workplaces.
Work on the site started in 1996 and should be
complete by 2020. Amsterdam’s Physical Planning
Department is coordinating the design of the
project. The project includes not only the land
parcels, but also a light-rail track to Amsterdam,
roads, bridges, water and sewer systems, utilities,
and sports and leisure areas.
The project is situated in one of the most densely
populated area of the Netherlands, with a complex
network of roads, canals, and air corridors. Designs
must consider safety aspects such as minimum pass-height of bridges, flooding risks, and the height of
buildings on the approach paths to Schipol airport.
The project is also located in a protected European
bird-migration zone that cannot be disturbed.
For the project, the Physical Planning Department
created a generic geospatial database that is
used by all participants. It includes data for land
mapping, urban development, infrastructure design,
and road design.
Using Bentley software, the design team is able
to easily exchange information with governmental
departments inside and outside of Amsterdam as
well as with companies in the Netherlands and
abroad. It is using MicroStation 3D functions for
the visualization of the new urban skyline in the
existing landscape, animation of solar lighting,
and visualization of public area design, and an
advanced design of athletic fields.