On the northern side of the river IJ, construction work has been ongoing since July 2005 in order to create a completely new city quarter in Amsterdam: Overhoeks. The quarter will provide housing, schools, cafes & restaurants, a riverside park, cultural facilities, shops and a lot of greenery. The Film Museum Eye is located on a prominent site, opposite Amsterdam Central Station.
Centre for cinematography
The area is being redeveloped by ING Real Estate Development and Ymere and is zoned for housing, offices as well as cultural and commercial facilities. The new Film Museum (gross surface area around 7,200 m²) provides accommodation for 4 film theatres with seating for 300, 120 and 80 people respectively. There is also space for exhibitions and educational activities (1,200 m²), library, study centre, workrooms, hospitality and shops. The museum – the centre for cinematography in the Netherlands – can now thrive as it is no longer spread across various sites.
bbn adviseurs conducted a feasibility study on behalf of ING Real Estate and was engaged to provide the entire construction cost management.