The Third Space
Authors: JOHAN VAN LING (NL) – architect urbanist, THIJS DE BOER (NL) – urban planner, CHARLOTTE VAN DER WOUDE (NL) – landscape architect, LYNN EWALTS (NL) – architect; CO: RICK BUURMAN (NL) – 3D designer
Third places “host the regular, voluntary, informal, and happily anticipated gatherings of individuals beyond the realms of home (first space) and work (second space). The infrastructure that was once conceived to connect functions, has changed into a barrier wich seperates the harbour area, cruise pier and residential area both spatially and socially. The Third Space brings these users and functions together in the heart of the island and divides this line into roughly three places, corresponding to the three time layers and users. In all three places, a spatial mix of landscape, urban grid and harbour is formed to create a Risoy specific identity. A mixed zone, which can cope with different uses, quantities of users, rhythms of use, meanings and target groups.