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Bijlmermeer

‘Bijlmermeer: The City of Tomorrow’ was the 1960s slogan that expresses the faith in the...

Client: Gemeente Amsterdam

Designers: Siegfried Nassuth

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Carpet Metropolis: Urban Development Study for the Environs of The Hague

For many people, a city is a red dot amidst a green landscape, like this...

Client: Gemeente Den Haag, Dienst Stadsontwikkeling en Grondzaken

Designers: Willem Jan Neutelings

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Chaos and Order

'Chaos and Order' (1920-1927) is Hendrik Wijdeveld’s first step towards a city-less city. This alternative...

Designers: Hendrik Wijdeveld

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City of Light

In 1921, Frederik van Eeden unveiled his plans for founding a utopian state in the...

Designers: Jacob (Jack) London

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Expansion Plan for Pampus

Beginning in 1948, Van den Broek and Bakema firm of architects begin to design a...

Designers: Jacob Berend Bakema and Johannes Hendrik van den Broek

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Expansion Plan for The Hague /Scheveningen

In his urban development plans just after 1900, architect Berlage places great emphasis on creating...

Designers: Hendricus Petrus Berlage

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Hofdijk residential development

Verhoeven’s objective is to reintroduce waterside living in Rotterdam’s city centre. His Hofdijk residential quarter...

Designers: Jan Verhoeven

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Northeast polder

Client: Directie Wieringermeer

Designers: Cornelis van Eesteren

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Pendrecht

Can an urban planning design be instrumental in creating a sense of community and social...

Designers: Jacob Berend Bakema

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Plan for Expanding the Southern Area of Amsterdam

In the early years of the twentieth century, Amsterdam city council ask Berlage to devise...

Designers: Hendricus Petrus Berlage

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Plans for the Expansion of Eindhoven

Until well into the twentieth century, urban expansion occurs more or less incidentally; a settlement...

Designers: Joël Meijer de Casseres

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Scattered urbanisation

Is it possible to live miles high in the midst of nature and to leap...

Designers: Adriaan Geuze

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The Cityless City

The feverish, uncontrolled proliferation of contemporary cities motivates the conception of new design strategies to...

Designers: Hendrik Wijdeveld

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VipCity / The Unadapted City

VipCity is part of a larger project in which Belgian architect and conceptual artist Luc...

Designers: Luc Deleu

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Makeable

Everything can be designed

Everything in the Netherlands is engineered. Designing the city as well as the landscape is peculiar to the Dutch notion of makeability, which has its origins in the heroic struggle against water. Dutch urban planning is also permeated by the conviction that you can mould a good society with the right urban development plan. In the 20th century this resulted in a succession of plans on an ever-greater scale, culminating in the post-war expansion districts. Since then, public consultation and market forces have altered the character of the makeability concept. It has been replaced by flexible plans and new relations between city and countryside. Has anyone retained an overview? Perhaps Dutch makeability is ready for a new form of organisation?

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Competition design Bank of the Netherlands head quarters

The board of De Nederlandsche Bank in Amsterdam decided in 1948 that a new bank...

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