One of the conditions for the underground North/South line metro stations was that they couldn’t interfere with city life and the infrastructure above ground. For Rokin Station, a 23 metre deep pit was dug to construct the station. Between station and ground level, a five-storey car park now offers space for 300 cars.
Rokin follows the riverbed of the Amstel, an archaeological treasury where over the centuries, hundreds of thousands of objects have been preserved. More than 700.000 of these objects were excavated during the construction of the station. A dazzling collection of these artefacts – from medieval weapons and pottery to modern day credit cards and cassette tapes - are now exhibited at Rokin Station: a fascinating testimony to the diversity of urban life through the ages.
With the 10 kilometre long North/South metro line traveling through Amsterdam has become easy, comfortable, safe and fast: it takes you from one end of the city to the other in just under 15 minutes. The seven stations (two above and five below ground) are designed as functional, logical transport hubs that are integrated into the urban fabric and provide the very best travel experience.
Gemeente Amsterdam, Metro en Tram (MET)
Daniel Dewar and Grégory Gicquel
Structural and HVAC engineering:
Adviesbureau Noord/Zuidlijn (Witteveen+Bos, Royal HaskoningDHV, Ingenieursbureau Amsterdam)
Contractors Phase 1:
Saturn (Dura Vermeer, Zublin), Hoofddorp
Heijmans Beton- en Waterbouw, Rosmalen
Max Bögl, Sengenthal
Nelis Infra, Zwammerdam
Van Hattum en Blankevoort, Diemen
MNO Vervat, Rotterdam
Ballast Nedam Infra Noord West, Nieuwegein
Koninklijke BAM Groep NV, Bunnik
Contractors Phase 2: VIA Noord/Zuidlijn
Visser & Smit Bouw (VolkerWessels), Rotterdam
Imtech Buildings Services, Gouda
Jannes Linders, Rotterdam
Beeldbank Stadsarchief Amsterdam
Joint design lead and jointly responsible partner: M. Wassmann, project Benthem Crouwel Architects