Open call for Architects and Urban Planners up to 40 years. First prize €16.000 + Design assignment. All shortlisted designs will be exhibited and published.
Amsterdam asks teams to improve the productivity of this mono-functional neighbourhood and propose a socially inclusive development model. Designs should follow the Europan 14 theme: Productive Cities.
Register your participation before June 19th!
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HOW CAN H-BUURT CONTRIBUTE TO THE PRODUCTIVE CITY?
On this location, traditional light manufacturing industries such as a car wash and bakery already exist. These can stay, but a more comprehensive exploration of productivity is asked for in the competition. These ideas are needed in order to create a meaningful social and economic place in the city, which despite a recent influx of new residents it remains characterized by relatively high unemployment and high poverty. There is a need to attract private investment and from the perspective of the city, this be can achieved by proposing good design that is innovative and financially feasible.
The site is located in Amsterdam Zuid-Oost, an area characterized by mono-functional residential neighbourhoods and office undergoing transformation. High-rise residential buildings have been demolished and replaced by new blocks with a more human scale. Before the financial crisis, the municipality subsidised socially inclusive projects. In the current development model, the city would like to partner with developers to find new ways to safeguard strategies that can protect and nurture inclusive urban development. There is a desire to change the mono-functional area into mixed live/work neighbourhood that can foster the low-income economy.