Building REC J/K, which once housed the Physics department and its laboratories, today serves multiple uses. Its brick chimney makes it a distinctive building on Roeterseiland campus.
To safeguard the continued safe use of the building in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations, major maintenance is required. This maintenance, combined with an upgrade of the building, will facilitate optimal use of the building over the coming 15 years. The upgrade includes building work to ensure daylight access in the new lecture rooms in the basement, and the relocation of the entrance to Nieuwe Achtergracht.
The work on building REC J/K will make this distinctive building fully fit for purpose again in 2024. This will provide more spacious accommodation for academic teaching and the partners we work with, and redress the balance between the campus and the surrounding residential area.
It has been decided to spread out the project over a period of two years, during which the building will remain in use. Work in 2022 will mainly focus on the low-rise section of the building. Work on the high-rise section will start in 2023.
Download the phasing and planning schedule here (available in Dutch only)
The Real Estate Development department along with the Facility Services department, the University of Amsterdam’s facility organisation, has held several information sessions to include surrounding residents in the planning process (phasing, work and the expected inconvenience) for building J/K and the Roeterseiland Campus. There was an opportunity to ask questions during the sessions. Questions and answers are recorded in the minutes below (available in Dutch only):
In the initial stage of the project (until summer 2023), the focus was on the low-rise structure of the building. Please find the updates for REC J/K users below (available in Dutch only).
The brick chimney of building REC J/K makes it a distinctive building on Roeterseiland Campus. The work currently underway on building REC J/K will make this distinctive building fully fit for purpose again in 2024. The building will also provide more spacious accommodation for academic teaching and the partners we work with, and redress the balance between the campus and the surrounding residential area.