April 2011 April 21st witnessed the topping out ceremony for the new ROC of Amsterdam building opposite the Amsterdam RAI complex. Developed by TCN and designed by EHA, this “community college” will spark interaction between the institute and the city around it through combining educational facilities, commercial space and community amenities. As a reflection of the many different fields of study that the building will house, it contains some very special spaces like large scale sports facilities, dance studios, a theatre, classrooms and learning centres. The most important goal of the design is to bring people together and have them enjoy the diverse character of the community that they are part of. Completion is planned for June 2012. By that time execution of phase 2 will start: a VMBO school providing education focussing on hotel and catering.