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 reconsider the relationship between work and living on the 0.15ha site. Designs should follow the Europan 14 theme: Productive Cities
Register your participation before June 19th!
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HOW CAN PAPAVERDRIEHOEK CONTRIBUTE TO THE PRODUCTIVE CITY?
A mix of new and traditional manufacturing industries is emerging in the area, which is being transformed from an unsightly industrial district into a ‘Living Lab’ model showcase for the circular economy. The municipality is working with developers, private owners, housing associations, businesses, and utility companies work to create a neighbourhood where raw materials and energy are re-used as much as possible in the same area. Experimentation, research and innovation are actively encouraged and implemented. Activities in the area are very diverse: from new creative industries to a dance school and car repair shops.
The site is located in Amsterdam-Noord, which has a different scale and structure than what most outsiders associate with Amsterdam: it is more open, spacious, industrial and raw. The site offers many opportunities to act as a pivot or hinge point between neighbourhoods in the north and south, and as a gateway to the Buiksloterham. The study area is characterized by spacious commercial buildings that are rapidly turning into living and working areas (ratio 50:50) where the sturdy industrial character remains. The municipality would like to retain many of the existing businesses in the area after the transformation process has been completed.