Projects for the adaptable city (11)
April 04, 2013
NL Architects. A8ernA. Zaanstad. Netherlands.
Europan 12 proposes to explore the question of time with a view to making the city more adaptable. One of the sites proposed by the organization is Wittenberge (Germany).
If you are working on a project for this site, have a look at the project A8ernA by NL Architects in Zaanstad (Netherlands). Under the bridge, in the center, the city is interrupted. It is a small town close to Amsterdam, situated at the start of the river Zaan, that an old highway divides into two halves. The road rises over the river forming a concrete viaduct over the urban scheme. The place is abandoned, invaded by neglect and cars. The growing city needs to bring it back into its fold.
A plan was drawn up. The city administration turned to various social groups, asking them to express their wishes. From the ideas put forward, a selection of activities was made that would address the desires of the largest assortment of citizens. Under the bridge, descending towards the river, are corners for lovers, a skating rink, a place for break-dancing, sport courts, a parking lot.
Project published in The Public Chance
More information about Europan 12, here.