The show must go on
Together with the main contractor and builder, we will enter phase 1 of the project by creating a larger gallary and a restaurant at the east side of the ArenA. We will do so by building a ‘cushion wall’ (an EFTE wall), which will transform the concave exterior of the gallery into a convex one. We are also opening up walls and building over the existing road that runs under the ArenA, whilst ensuring that matches and events can continue as usual. The show must go on!
Visitors are reacting enthusiastically. They are proud that we are going to work on their ArenA and make it even more beautiful. Furthermore, the Johan Cruijff ArenA appreciates our open and solution-oriented collaboration. When major acts like Armin van Buuren perform, we will temporarily generate more space for the different vehicle and pedestrian traffic flows, for example by relocating fences or adjusting the work. We are now exploring the possibility of concurrently entering phase 2 (the north side) and phase 3 (the south side).
Jochem works with great passion and dedication on our iconic building projects. He knows better than anyone how to translate the wishes of the customer into all the expertise within Ballast Nedam. By managing expectations with a focus on the relationship, he creates sustainable partnerships.