34 | PORTEN DEVELOPMENT CRUQUIUSWEG AMSTERDAM Cruquiusweg 140/142 is a joint development between Porten and VORM in close cooperation with the City of Amsterdam. The project is a waterfront location along the Amsterdam-Rijn Canal on the growing Cruquius Peninsula in East Amsterdam. The original Cruquiusweg was built in 1879. It was named after Nicolaus Samuelis Cruquius (1678-1754), lauded land surveyor and hydraulic engineer. The design of the project, by Dam & Partners Architects, reflects the atmosphere of the docklands, harbours and warehouses, but does so in a modern and timeless manner. It seldom happens that a building’s design fits in so seamlessly with its historical link and location as is achieved at Cruquiusweg. The project consists of three buildings constructed in brick, all linked together with an underground car park. In order to reinforce the impression of docklands, harbour and warehouses, a number of bridges have been built between the buildings. Large balconies add value to the 149 apartments. CBRE Global Investors has acquired the entire project.