June 27, 2010
The young city of Almere keeps on growing. From the first buildings completed in 1976, the city has gone on to see population estimates of 350,000 inhabitants in 2030. City authorities look to turn it into the fifth pillar of Randstad and expansion plans concentrate on the west of the initial 1970s nucleus. Almere Poort is one of these plans, a satellite city where housing, business and offices come together. The plan includes the construction of 5- to 7-storey blocks with some high-rise buildings which, like the Park Tower building, concentrate urban uses and score the grid.
Project published in Next Collective Housing in Progress: