Lelylaan/A10 Ring Road Study: Taken to a new Digital Realm

Following UNStudio’s proposal for new urban development and innovative transport solutions in Lelylaan area of Amsterdam, UNSense is now looking into further research and digital product development relating to future mobility and city making.


UNSense – UNStudio’s innovation platform – is engaged in examining the potential integration of new digital infrastructure around Amsterdam’s A10 ring road and Lelylaan area. This follows a 2016 research study that was prepared by UNStudio in collaboration with Goudappel Coffeng, 2getthere and GeoPhy, where a proposal for new infrastructure and urban development around the A10 ring road West was shared with the City of Amsterdam, the BNA and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment.

As identified in the research, the area forms an urban barrier that hinders social, cultural and physical connection between the inner and outer parts of the city. This disconnection renders the A10 ring road itself uninhabitable and underused. Even though the A10 West offers multiple ground level connections between the inner and outer ring zone, it has been concluded that the quality of these connections is often low and deemed unpopular by users.

The resulting proposal was twofold: a new multimodal transport hub located on the intersection between Cornelis Lelylaan and the A10, and new urban development on both sides of the A10 road that link the adjacent neighbourhoods. UNSense is currently engaged in an independent study that examines potential digital interactions between infrastructure and users, as it identifies the area as a testing-ground for innovation.