This system of importing, intensive domestic production, high-value processing, handling and transshipment has been almost perfected in The Netherlands. Speed is of the essence, so these industries are located along infrastructural networks.
The way we deal with food has a major impact on the space that surrounds us. In recent years, the picturesque countryside and the urban market have lost their meaning. They have been out-scaled by a new industrial landscape of black boxes. What happens in these boxes? We buy our food in restaurants and at […]
Review Flourishing Foodscapes – Han Wiskerke & Saline Verhoeven The resident of a house without a refrigerator has little need for a supermarket chain that sells cartons of imported milk. Residents of poorer neighborhoods of Dar es Salaam therefore share the cooling of dukas. These neighborhood shops with extended opening hours therefore play an important […]
A transparent food chain is the foundation for a beautiful rural area. Based on this belief, Peter Hermens and Klasien van de Zandschulp are the initiators of HalloBoer. HalloBoer! is a website that literally puts farmers and products on the map.
Temporary use prepares the site for a new future.
Serious game by Studio 1:1, 2018
We need to adapt our neighbourhoods to minimise the impact of climate change. But to create truly future proof neighbourhoods a lot more urgencies need to dealt these combinations improve the quality of life for the residents of these neighbourhoods? Through research by design we developed ten spatial strategies for combining different interventions. We tested […]
We live in a fascinating ‘food age’. There are huge developments in terms of new foods: Innovations in how we have food delivered to us as well as cultural factors have an incredibly large impact on our food industry. We’re on the eve of a crucial turning point. How far will these developments ultimately go, […]
Anthony Dunne & Fiona Raby
How do you bring new life to an old factory site? In 2008, housing association Domijn purchased the five-hectare Polaroid site on the edge of Enschede’s city center. Full demolition and new construction with apartments was intended, but investment opportunities were limited due to the financial crisis. Our team developed a strategy to improve the […]
Almost everyone in Enschede knows someone who has worked in the Van Heek factories or at the Polaroid. The site is part of the collective memory of the city. The buildings play a role in this, but the true value of this heritage lies in the stories of entrepreneurship and hard work. Enschede’s textile industry […]
The sci-fi rom-com ‘Her’ by Spike Jonze shows a world in which technology functions so well that it becomes virtually invisible. In this future we see no cars and the phone – a beautiful small pocket book – rarely appears. The vast majority is controlled by artificial intelligence. All other communication between technology and its […]
The Brussels canal zone is like a mirage: those who are looking for a relaxing place along the canal will surely be disappointed. In the middle of the busy European metropolis you do find the openness that is lacking in other places. However, this space is mainly utilitarian and almost entirely designated for the infrastructure. […]
Something special is going on in Eerbeek: The paper industry is a source of excessive energy, but this remains largely unused. So far, only Coldenhove swimming pool is heated and a pilot project will supply houses with locally sourced gas. A quick win can be achieved by tax-exempting water purification. This will make the paper […]
The Twentekanaal runs from Zutphen to Enschede, with a branch off to Delden at Almelo. The canal connects the cities of Twente to the national network of waterways. Several industrial locations are located along the route. The Lochem canal zone is one of them. Ever since its realization in the 1930s, the Twentekanaal has been […]
The area between the the IJsseldijk and the line Apeldoorn-Epe-Zwolle is an exception in the region. The landscape is open and of a large scale, which contrasts to the dense wilderness of the Veluwe and the small-scale landscapes around Deventer and Lochem. Large farms in this area will inevitably grow bigger. Vacancies at smaller farms […]
Like many places in the Netherlands, the Stedendriehoek is facing a major restructuring of its housing stock. Tens of thousands of homes built between 1965 and 1980 need renovation in the coming fifteen years. A central heating network is a better investment than post-insulation of cavity walls and roofs. To this end, Apeldoorn will create […]
Stedendriehoek has an active social life. In the cities, but especially in the villages. In Bathmen, 30% of the residents are members of the sports club ABS. This large grassroots network of the sports club can scale up into an energy club. A process that starts with a charity run to raise awareness is continued […]
Stedendriehoek has many holiday resorts. In particular, the concentrations on the Veluwezoom and around Lochem stand out. These resorts function as isolated companies, despite their proximity. Can that be done differently? In a not too distant future guests expect a network of electric mobility offering a smooth ride from their homes to the resorts. Electric […]
Each village and every landscape in the Stedendriehoek has its own character. All can contribute to the desired regional energy neutrality of the region.
Production and consumption of energy have grown far apart, both literally and figuratively. As a result, most citizens and companies do not feel an urgency to contribute to the energy transition. Nevertheless, there are inspiring initiatives from residents, companies and governments in the Stedendriehoek. The total size of these initiatives is still too limited to […]
Can technology, a sense of security and an atmosphere reinforce each other in an architectural design? For a new connection between the center and the railway zone in Tilburg, The Cloud Collective designed a sequence of spaces where the city, traffic node, rail passage and vacant industrial heritage merge seamlessly. Technology does not play the […]
For the first time in history, over half the world’s population lives in urban areas. Opportunities offered by cities appeal and attract people. The countryside, however, is rapidly developing as well. More than ever it has become a place of residence and employment. It accommodates both the urban excess and evolution according to its own […]
The city and the country: it’s all fun and games until… For the first time in history, over half the world’s population lives in urban areas. The Dutch countryside, however, is rapidly developing as well. The city and the country are closely related and cannot be considered separately. Visitors of the exhibition “The City and […]