Innovative living with a focus on sustainable mobility Merwede, Utrecht

With one of the largest inner-city area developments, the Merwede Canal Zone in Utrecht is giving a strong boost to the living climate in the Domstad. A vibrant and integrally sustainable urban neighborhood. Facilities in the areas of catering, business, creativity and shops are emerging. The choice for sustainable mobility means that pedestrians and cyclists have plenty of room here. An car-free, safe and lively environment with green public spaces is emerging.

  • Vibrant and centrally located
  • Sustainable mobility
  • Green and safe

marco.broekman urbanism research architecture and KCAP


Gemeente Utrecht and Synchroon


In preparation






Approximately 1,000 residences and 10,000 m² of amenities.

Number of homes

Developing in the Dom City

On the site to be developed along the Merwede Canal was formerly the ROTO Smeets printing house. Revitalizing industrial sites as more mixed residential and work areas meets an important need of the city of Utrecht. The Merwede Canal Zone is considered the most significant place in the Dom City to achieve growth in this way.

The entire Merwede area development includes 4,000 to 6,000 residences, communal indoor spaces, public spaces, shops, schools, restaurants, healthcare centers, sports facilities, and culture and creative businesses.

In collaboration with Synchroon, AM is committed to an ambitious, high-density, healthy, and sustainable urban development, in close consultation with the municipality, other landowners, residents, and stakeholders.

A vibrant urban neighborhood with a focus on green and sustainable living

Surprising and green city life

The urban living climate in Utrecht receives a strong boost. The project location is situated on Europalaan and the Merwede Canal. Merwede will become an attractive and sustainable place for living, working, culture and recreation. The neighborhood is based on the themes of health and sustainability, mobility and accessibility, greenery as a priority, a lively urban district, and space and variety. Merwede will be a neighborhood like no other in Utrecht.