Heesterveld

In 2009, the building complex Heesterveld, located in Amsterdam-Zuidoost, was the last bit left of the original Bijlmer. The characteristic architecture of Jan van Gool was still in its original condition, but Heesterveld was suffering from unemployment, crime, drug dealing in the basement, and neglected porches and outside spaces. Housing corporation Ymere wanted to demolish Heesterveld and build new houses, but was forced to put this off until 2017 due to the economic crisis. What to do with the Heesterveld building in the meantime? Commissioned by Ymere, Eva developed a series of projects, which transformed Heesterveld into a place where people like to be: to live, to work, and to go out.