Hans van Heeswijk Architectshome
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Sports medicine consultancy center Olympiaplein
Amsterdam 1996-2002

New building for enterprise of physiotherapy, gymnasium and station of Olympic support
Total gross floor surface ca 1.200 m2
Commissioned by Foundation for Physiotherapy, Amsterdam

In the southern part of Amsterdam Olympiaplein was established as an athletic training field for the 1928 Olympics. After the Games the field became a neighbourhood sports facility with some modest sheds for a soccer club and the Parks Department in the middle.

The latter building has been replaced by a pavilion for sports revalidation and physiotherapy, more in line with the present use of the grounds. The Netherlands Olympic Committee has a recruiting and selection office here, thus keeping the Olympic origins alive.

In addition, the two-storied building accommodates consultation, treatment and exercise rooms, guaranteeing usage from early morning till late at night. In the meantime, renovation of the fields has been completed, providing Amsterdam with a well-deserved sport facility, not far from the recently restored Olympic Stadium, and in the heart of the Stadionbuurt , the neighbourhood that was named after it.