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Bajes Kwartier

The Bijmerbajes was a prison complex built in the 1970s in the southeast periphery of Amsterdam. As the city centre expands in the subsequent decades, the Bijmerbajes begins to take a central location in Amsterdam, while remaining enclosed by walls, detached from the city. As part of a team led by real estate developer AM, OMA has designed the Bajes Kwartier masterplan – a 135,000 m2 development on the 7.5 ha Bijmerbajes site – transforming the former prison complex into a hub for sustainable living, well integrated with Amsterdam’s urban fabric.