For a prominent plot at the entrance of Centrumeiland in Amsterdam, MEESVISSER, in collaboration with studioninedots and DS landschapsarchitecten, has proposed Nest: an iconic urban block as a terraced landscape for nature and living. Nest is part of a sequence of iconic ‘beacons’ along the IJburg-archipelago. The design propagates the nature inclusive and intimate character of Centrumeiland, while simultaneously offering a strong urban gesture along the island’s main road. Nest offers 165 apartments, surrounded by trees on terraced gardens. This collective landscape sits on a diversely programmed plinth that houses a market hall, creative spaces, offices, a gallery, workshops and a restaurant.