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Krøyers Plads | VLA+COBE | Copenhagen

Architects Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects, COBE Area 20000.0 m2 Client NCC Property Development Landscape GHB Landscape Architects Engineer COWI 105 apartments ranging from 79 to 250 m2 in size the ground floor of the three buildings houses restaurants, shops and a supermarket. the site constituted a gap in the continuous rows of old warehouses that sit perpendicular to the harbour and set between 300-year-old industrial warehouses the site was an architectural and political battle eld in Copenhagen for more than a decade, many other architectural proposals had already been rejected by local organizations and politicians for various reasons the new development is based on the constraints and demands from the public voices of Copenhageners and is a modern interpretation of the old buildings that are so characteristic of the harbor front in Copenhagen the project is based on a hyper-democratic and contextual approach where folded roofs and architectural heaviness create a dialogue between old and new, and a modern, empathetic interpretation of the architectural uniqueness of the old Copenhagen warehouses ”The neighbours were for instance invited to help define the height of the buildings and to help select the materials – both crucial for the way the new Krøyers Plads relates […]
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Kartoffelrækkerne | Østerbro, Copenhagen

  built in 1873 after English model and was designed by the architect Friedrich Christian Bøttger the houses were public housing built by the Workers Construction Association (Arbejdernes Byggeforening), an association initiated by the workers at Burmeister & Wain situated in the central location close to Svanemøllen Station named the Most Livable Neighborhood in the World by multiple planning organizations dense (Patrick Condon figures about 1.2 FSR gross, 2 FSR net), but still, in a sense, suburban Kartoffelrækkerne means “potato rows” –  as it was built on former potato fields and follows very straight rows of construction as says one source, or as they were built on old market gardens and the urban layout somewhat resembled rows of potatoes two to three-storey townhouses with private gardens the front garden space has landscaping and short fences to buffer residents from the street activities and provide privacy, but there is a visual connection between the street and yard a home like this, in the past, would house 2 families of about 12 people on 3 floors beginnings as housing for working-class families, yet the area has become a very popular and expensive place to live, Danish prime minister lives in one of the houses the houses are now some of the most expensive and sought-after […]
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Lime Tree Square | FCB Studios | Street Somerset

Achitect: FCB Studios ICON development landscape architect: Grant Associates shared space and public realm consultants: Hamilton-Baillie Associates engineers: ARUP client: C&J CLARK PROPERTIES, CREST NICHOLSON project value: £50 million 10.7 ha 138 one and two bedroom apartments, as well as two, three and four bedroom homes 30 affordable homes From the authors: the first phase of a new urban quarter of 400 homes in the West Country market town of Street this new neighbourhood offers a fresh model for high quality housing where the balance between cars and people is redressed, offering homeowners a range of private, semi-private and public open spaces that provide an attractive landscaped setting for family life in the 21st century Phase One was completed in 2009 with 138 housing units, including 30 homes for social rent built by Knightstone Housing Association the project achieved the highest score ever awarded by CABE’s Building for Life, with 19 points out of 20 achieving a Gold Standard. It won a Building for Life Award in 2009 and was selected by CABE as a case study in a new design guide for the public realm of housing developments. From the Architecture center: Lime Tree Square is a £35m scheme to […]
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Stadstuin | Double Dutch | Amersfoort

designers Double Dutch, Haver Droeze, SVP 21 hectares 750 dwellings client: Developer Heijmans location: Amersfoort From the authors: situated on a complex location in between highways and a high voltage network the specific conditions of the location demanded for a non-typical solution new concept was developed with housing without private gardens, but all situated in a common park instead of a garden each house has a roof terrace with a private outdoor space all housing blocks are build on a parking lot and excess soil form previous developments was used to create a sloping landscape around the blocks, thus hiding the parking lots out of sight the surrounding park was designed as a community space with playgrounds for children, flower gardens for elderly people and a spectacular canyon for water storage  
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Nieuw Terbregge | Mecanoo | Rotterdam

urban plan and design: Mecanoo 2,5 ha 107 ‘double-deckers’ and 48 waterfront houses From the authors: social housing flexible layouts integrated, private car parking within this limited site, the dwellings express both individuality and a new form of collectiveness safe children’s play area is provided close to the dwellings, which share communal facilities the project features stacked ground planes and houses grouped on peninsulas every island has a lower level with car parks and an upper timber deck as a shared space onto which the kitchens front trees grow through openings in the deck, and these gaps also allow filtered daylight to reach below stairs here connect the two levels an association of home owners manages this ‘double-decker’ community and other shared facilities such as a mini cogeneration plant and garbage room suspended between the peninsulas are jungle bridges, informal connections that offer children an adventurous area for play groups of apartments are carefully arranged so that the roofs slope in alternating directions each half of an individual apartment facade alternates between dark, raw larch wood and smooth white stucco to create a dynamic striped pattern across the buildings integrated shutters control light and ventilation through the larch facades. the […]
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Horsted Park | Proctor and Matthews | Chatham, Kent

architects: Proctor and Matthews 8 ha the overarching development consists of 337 new dwellings supported by retail, commercial, Extra Care accommodation and community facilities From the authors: mixed-use, mixed-tenure development set in a suburban context drawing inspiration from the area’s local heritage, the spatial composition of this new neighbourhood explores the variation, intimacy and surprise often found in the spatial enclosures of surrounding Kentish villages. the design creates an environment that has its own unique sense of place, but also feels familiar to its surrounds. in direct response to the site’s semi-rural setting, Proctor and Matthews took the opportunity to develop a series of new housing typologies which, take their cue from the rural vernacular of Kent’s agricultural buildings Housing typologies and the composition: apartment blocks are designed and arranged to resemble local farmsteads ‘courtyard’ homes are designed to resemble smaller farmstead barns clusters of detached and semi-detached dwellings are arranged and designed to resemble local farmsteads consisting of a range of two to four bedroom ‘courtyard’ homes, these two to three storey dwellings are arranged with side gardens in order to take advantage of a southern orientation and also provide passive surveillance over public realm areas courtyard homes are […]
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Nieuw Leyden | MVRDV | Leyden, Netherlands

MVRDV project 23 ha 670 dwellings  (half of which are private clients) start construction 2005 client: Municipality of Leiden and Portaal 200 different architects 2500 m² of commercial space From the owners and from Architectuur Lokaal The Slaughterhouse, an industrial site on the northern edge of the city of Leiden, had been neglect for years and had negative impact on the socially weak adjacent neighborhood. To put an end to this, the municipality of the area created a new neighborhood with an unprecedented contribution from private clients mission is ambitious: transforming a heavily polluted “no go area” into an attractive one residential environment with a mix of income groups through a contest between three design agencies, MVRDV is chosen to design the urban plan the plan is organized around a core with the high density of an intensive used urban area, while at the edges there is also room for green and water due to the size and the location of the building blocks determines the design of MVRDV the space for individual houses. Municipal urbanist Alwin Kaashoek compares the plan with a tight designed bookcase. If the books are in the correct format, they will fit in most plots […]
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The Avenue | PTE | Saffron Walden

architect: Pollard Thomas Edwards developer and contractor: Hill planning authority: Uttlesford District Council site area 2.9 From the author: 76 new homes ranging from one-bedroom flats to five-bedroom detached houses includes 25% affordable housing and 18 flats and small houses specifically designed for the over-55 market the scheme responds sensitively to its mature landscaped context, within a Conservation Area and adjacent to a listed water tower it creates a series of character areas which reflect the pattern and character of the neighbouring townscape maintains and enhances the intrinsic qualities of the site the heart of the scheme is a retained avenue of mature lime trees, The Avenue. The homes here are arranged around courtyards behind a new garden wall, or are set back beyond grassed and planted verges the new landscaping includes relocated native hedgerows, planted fruit trees from existing rootstock on the site, and retention of most of the mature trees brochure of the development    
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Officers Field | HTA Designs | Dorset

Architect: HTA Architects Developer: ZeroC Contractor: Acheson Construction Planning Authority: Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Location: Osprey Quay, Weymouth, Dorset From the author: 77 highly contemporary and sustainable 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes 24 of which were affordable homes awkward-shaped, dramatically sloping site formed of a triangular and a rectangular field linked in one corner biomass heating to all homes (the developer set the site a target to generate 50 percent of its energy from renewable sources to add value to the scheme. As a result, half of the homes are connected to a mini-district heating system fed from a biomass boiler while the larger detached houses incorporate individual biomass boilers.) the homes are designed to accommodate installation of both solar PV and hot water should residents wish to incorporate them in the future they also incorporate water saving sanitary fittings and the option for rainwater harvesting and smart energy meters every house has a bicycle shed the site will include a car pool, provided with two electric cars to discourage second-car usage. new public square each with access to private and shared open space the homes provide a modern take on traditional family homes in a variety of terraced, […]
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Triangle | Glenn Howells | Swindon

Architects: Glenn Howels Architects Client: Haboakus Location: Swindon Landscape architect: Studio Engleback Engineers: Max Fordham and Curtins Consulting Former back-land site in Swindon, a lorry park From the authors: 42 Townhouses , 6 Apartments (16 two-bed houses, 13 three-bed houses, 7 four-bed houses, 4 one-bed apartments, and 2 two-bed apartments) from one bedroom to four bedrooms properties gross internal floor area: Two-bedroom house: 46 m2, Four-bedroom house: 115 m2 project developed for Haboakus – a joint venture between Kevin McCloud’s HAB company and the Green Square housing group timber-frame structures and Hemcrete external walls finished in traditional lime render to achieve compliance with Code 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes and with Lifetimes Homes standards as well as a Building for Life Gold Standard gabion walls enclose bin stores porch bicycle storage More about the project: attempted to make well-built eco-houses affordable implemented novel design features to ‘mass’ housing (ventilation chimneys) used new materials (hempcrete) the houses are very small with open plan; and built large communal space the hempcrete was grown locally and used for the external walls rooms were given higher ceilings to enable more light to flood small rooms and make then feel bigger individual gardens were small but a […]
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Hanham Hall | HTA Designs | Bristol

Architect: HTA Design Developer: Barratt Homes, Bristol Contractor: Barratt Homes, Bristol Planning Authority: South Gloucestershire Council 7km from the centre of Bristol 185 units site adjoins the green belt, bordered by suburban housing green belt restrictions and the need to retain views of the Hanham Hills meant more than a third of the site could not be built on From the authors: first large-scale housing scheme to achieve the 2016 zero-carbon standard in England in the grounds of the former hospital structured around a series of green spaces with allotments, orchards, hedges, ponds, cycle and walking routes commercial and community uses in the refurbished Hall comprising créche, offices, café, retail and meeting hall for civic and community groups new energy centre for site wide energy Code Level 6 the homes are much better in energy performance than the current UK building regulations standard the historic building will be refurbished to the highest UK sustainable office standard for reuse as a community and employment facility the homes are built from factory made elements which minimise waste and which are energy efficient to produce and build cutting edge building technology in the form of SIPS panels; meeting the projected 2016 Zero-Carbon targets; an […]
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Bloembollenhof | S333 | Vijfhuizen

  phase 1 – 42 dwellings, circa 90-125 m2, phase 2 – 14 dwellings, circa 160-250 m2 dense housing small plots different house types  wide range of cost categories ‘regular irregularity’ atmosphere of a cosy, village-like density houses were conceived as a series of generic ‘farm-like’ buildings limited number of house types possibility to select ground floor extensions and roof additions, the spaces between the buildings became complex and varied long, diagonal views across private and collective spaces building costs EUR 6,800,000 the requirement for dense housing, small plots, different house types and a wide range of cost categories meant that standard row housing proved insufficient to meet the design challenge client: Municipality of Haarlemmermeer, Dura Bouw Amsterdam BV S333  
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Poing Am Berfeld | Zwischenräume | Poing

the project Barbara Weihs landscape designer urban plan Zwischenräume Architekten+ Stadtplaner  masterplans Poing simple linear structure of the new residential buildings south orientation and generous distances optimize the use of solar energy public facilities ans shopping center on the edge, easily accessible, next to open green various house types with floor space ranging from 118 m² to 159 m² semi-detached houses, houses with courtyards or terraces, and townhouses 20 km east of Munich Large, light-flooded rooms, terraces and gardens facing south developer      
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BOSRIJK | karres+brands | Eindhoven

former defence site green oasis diversity of housing typologies primary structure is composed of the existing trees and open spaces karres+brands      
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Secteur Faubourg D’Arras | ANMA | Lille

Concédant: Lille Métropole Aménageur : SORELI Type de contrat*: Concession d’aménagement Durée*: 2008-2017Superficie totale*: 28 ha Programme : – Environ 865 logements*: 417 en phase 1 (construits) – 448 en phase 2 (en cours)Surface maximale commercialisable : 86 000 m² de SP – Logements : 74 730 m² SP – Activités : 4 370 m² SP – Equipements Publics : 6 900 m² SP – 30 lots commercialisablesEchéancier : – Lancement des études : 2005 – Concession d’aménagement : Janvier 2008 – Début des travaux d’aménagement : sept 2011 – Durée de l’opération : 9 ansPartenaires financiers*: – ANRU – Région Nord-Pas de Calais – Ville de Lille SOURCE : SORELI hidden parking spaces inside the block enhance the central area by creating a green corridor that also acts as a proximity and facilities in the neighborhood collective dwellings, located on the edge of the park individual and intermediate dwellings that develop on a narrow framework of islands public facilities inside the green corridor (sloping with green roofs) ANMA the project      
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Roombeek | DE ARCHITEKTEN CIE. | Enschede

May 2000, a fireworks factory in Enschede’s Roombeek neighbourhood exploded the history and identity of the area were given a great deal of consideration the original street layout old railway line returning as a dedicated bus lane reintroducing the ‘Roombeek’ waterway richly variegated programme of living, shopping, recreation, culture, education and business activity De Architecten Cie. about the project    
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HAVERLEIJ | Soeters, Van Eldonk | Den Bosch

consists of ten bastion-like concentrations of housing with at least 200 metres separating them the ‘castles’ containing from 50 to 100 units are reached off a single access route each castle has an enclosed communal garden instead of individual private ones the principal castle contains a school, a créche and other central facilities urban design:  Sjoerd Soeters, Soeters Van Eldonk landscape design: H+N+S, Paul van Beek official website about the project soetersvaneldonk.nl    
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Vallon des Dervallières | REVERT | Nantes

Urbanism Jean-François REVERT Program: 436 units: 1/3 social, 1/3 affordable Homeownership, 1/3 freehold housing 2006 – 2016 Budget 13,5 M€   From the official website project: A vast restructuring program is underway in one of the oldest housing estates in Nantes: the Quartier Vallon des Dervallières Nantes Ouest bordered by the Chézine valley, the Boulevard du Massacre and the Parc des Dervallières architect-town planner Jean-François Revert wanted to renew the habitat by organizing very different architectures based on the urban project the new image of the neighborhood of small residential buildings within landscaped parks and gardens the will is also to open this neighborhood on the outside by continuing the actions carried out on the upper part of the neighborhood by the reassembly of the entire road network to allow easy circulation to the various public facilities inscribed on the district: school, nursery, gym and civic center   dossier about the project  
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Langerak | KCAP | Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht

From  density-new collective housing: 45 hectars 1600 dwellings build in 2 phases drainage ditches and structure pasture as a main existing structure with new built-up strips of land of garden-city typologies new elements – access road, archeological site and large school complex   about the project about the project  
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Grand Large | Agence Nicolas Michelin | DUNKERQUE

Main designer, Architect, Urban planner Agence Nicolas Michelin & Associés Landscape architect Agence Philippe Thomas info about the project anma  
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The Delta District | SLA | Vinge, Frederikssund

Design period 2013-18 Realization 2018-25 SLA Architects
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Eva Lanxmeer | Eble, E.V.A. Foundation | Culemborg

240 dwellings, 40.000 m 2 of offices and business units, an urban ecological farm (assuring biological food and contact with nature), an information centre, wellness centre, congress centre, bars, restaurants and a hotel the Lanxmeer concept was developed by a group of scientists having diverse backgrounds website of the project info about the project    
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DES NOÉS | Philippe Madec | Val-de-Reuil

atelierphilippemadec et Plages Arrière (urbanisme & architecture) In Situ puis Arc en terre (paysage) Tribu Conseil (environnement, énergie, développement durable) Fleur de Lys (géobiologie) Ecotone (écologie et hydrologie) Sneta (vrd) ; Le Cacheur (Fluides) ; Aurore (horticulture) 97 logements individuels, intermédiaires et collectifs « passifs » dont les besoins de chaleur sont couverts par des énergies renouvelables 1 crèche municipale 1 halle de vente de produits de maraichage issus principalement du site 1 maison des jardiniers 3 zones maraichères et 1 verger 18 jardins familiaux atelierphilippemadec info about the project  
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Ginko | Agence de Villers | Bordeaux

Caracteristiques: 7 ha d’espaces publics comprenant 3 canaux, chaque canal étant franchi par une passerelle 2 600 logements / 20 000m² shon commerces et équipements Surface: 32 ha Durée des études: concours lauréat 2005 / mission complète espaces publics : 2006-2015 / mission coordination urbaine : 2006-2015 www.agencedevillers.com info about the project official website  
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Grisettes | Dubus Richez | Montpellier

1.500 logements superficie : 20 hectares. espace majeur, la grande rambla des Grisettes, sous sa canopée de pins, relie la station de tramway aux vignes de l’agriparc du Mas Nouguier et est bordée d’un ensemble de logements collectifs ouverts sur l’horizon ailleurs, des voies plus intimes accueillent des logements intermédiaires, prolongés d’autant de jardins privatifs et terrasses lauréat du palmarès Ecoquartier 2011 au titre de la “nature en ville” Equipements :18 hectares de l’agriparc public du Mas Nouguier. Un groupe scolaire de 15 classes (école Beethoven). Une résidence étudiante (182 chambres). Un pôle de services EHPAD (Etablissement d’hébergement pour personnes âgées dépendantes), crêche, maison médicale, résidence séniors avec une unité alzheimer. Des commerces de proximité : restaurant, tabac, pizzeria et bientôt une pharmacie. Une clinique: déménagement de la clinique Saint Roch collective parking for terraced houses   official website riches associes    
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Vauban | Kohlhoff & Kohlhoff | Freiburg

Developers: Multiple, mainly small building cooperatives Architect: Kohlhoff & Kohlhoff (masterplan) Construction Began: 1998 Year Completed: 2010 Population: 5,000 Total area: 41 ha Density: 122 persons / ha Net Housing Density: 95 / ha Housing Units: 2,000 Jobs On-site: 600 Distance from City Center: 3 km Parking Spaces/Residence: <0.5 Cars: 160 per 1,000 residents NMT Mode Share: 64% Transit Mode Share: 19% Households with Carsharing Membership: 39%  
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Eko Viikki | Petri Laaksonen | Helsinki

Total residential floor area 64,000 m2 From 80 to 250 m2 per house; altogether 1,400 m2 of solar collectors the project  
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Court-housing | Architectenenen | Cortinghborg Groningen

Woonhoven Cortinghborg Groningen Nieuwbouw van 97 sociale koop- & huurwoningen in 4 gesloten bouwblokken Opdrachtgever: De Huismeesters Groningen Opdracht: 2004 Oplevering: 2012-2013 Bruto oppervlakte: 14.700 m² website of the project  
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Accordia | ABA, Macreano Lavington, FCB | Cambridge

Architects: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Alison Brooks Architects and Macreanor Lavington Landscape consultant: Grant Associates (designed landscape and communal gardens) Client: Countryside Properties (Accordia) Ltd Location: Cambridge, previos brownfield site Construction value:  £80,000,000 Completion: June 2008  9.6 hectare site (with high-quality landscape environment which forms 3.5 Hectares of the site) 378-units: 212 houses and 166 apartments density of 47 homes to the hectare (65 if you discount the generous amenity spaces) the site is organized straddling a broad avenue with just the one entrance for residents allowed to the site by the planners private and public external spaces, providing a new model for outside-inside life with interior rooftop spaces, internal courtyards and large semi-public community gardens variety in the house-plans too, from the understated simplicity of the FCBS layouts, to the highly complex plans of Maccreanor Lavington with their two staircases and their ambiguous inside-outside spaces; and the scissor plan stairs in some of the Alison Brooks houses much of the construction was fabricated off site to increase speed of construction, reduce waste, and to improve site safety and environmental performance plenty of individuality in the flexible house plans (mews garages have often been turned into studios or offices, even […]
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Borneo Sporenburg | West8 | Amsterdam

Average density: 100 dwellings per hectare (the 600 dwellings in the three large housing blocks bring up the average density) Number of dwellings: 2,500 for Borneo Sporenburg / 17,000 for the Eastern Docklands Client: City of Amsterdam Designer: masterplan by West 8; individual units by international and local architects Year: 1996-2000 project project description  
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Clause-Bois Badeau | germe&JAM | Bretigny-sur-orge

47 ha parc de 7 ha; 4 ha de jardins sont également prévus en prolongement du parc 2 400 logements dont 30 % de logements sociaux 60 logements par hectare 12  000 m² d’équipements publics 5 000 m² de commerces 16  000 m² de bureaux et de surfaces d’activités urban designer: germe&JAM architecture.territoires paysagiste pour les parcs et jardins: Latitude Nord project website
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Clementwijk | Sweco Belgium | Sint-Niklaas

700 dwellings – a mix of different dwelling types for different groups of residents a natural and adventurous district park of 4 ha Landscape Architecture: Sweco Belgium Client: City of Sint-Niklaas project on Landezine From the authors Residential area with an attractive public space that optimizes living quality of the neighbourhood and its surroundings and at the same time gives an identity and recognition. 
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Bottière-Chênaie | PRANLAS-DESCOURS | Nantes

5000 habitants Logements : 2400 Activités et services : 7 000 m² Commerces : 5 500 m² Equipements : 5 000 m² urban designer: Jean-Pierre PRANLAS-DESCOURS paysagiste: Atelier Bruel Delmar official website landscape design  
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Messestadt Riem | Frauenfeld | Munich

560 hectares divided into: 99 hectares for residential areas, 68 hectares for commercial real estates, 73 hectares for the New Munich Trade Fair Centre, 28 hectares circulation area 279 hectares for green and open spaces 16.000 inhabitants 13.000 jobs masterplan Frauenfeld Architekten offical website of the area link about the project
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Hagen Island | MVRDV | Ypenburg, Den Haag

119 family houses 2000-2003 Client : Amvest Vastgoed, Amsterdam NL link to the project   From the author Hagen (Hedge) Island creates within the archipelago a relatively less expensive housing category. The economic constraints for this social housing development were very tight. Typically this results in rows of 12 to 20 prefab units. This way four long boring bars would fit on the island. By cutting and splitting these bars, a more open, garden-like environment appeared. It increased social diversity. Both single units as well as blocks with two, three, four, or eight units are positioned at various locations on the existing plots: at the front, the middle or at the end, thus creating an enormous series of cross-views that increase communication, open areas and social opportunities, and reduce the claustrophobia existent in such a compact area.   In order to meet the budget for doing this, two methods were used. By creating a ring road with all the parking lots around the four rows of plots, the infrastructure has been minimized and a pedestrianized; a child-friendly environment has been created. This leads to bigger plots, creating an ”escape” from the overwhelming density of the existing development. Hedges surrounding the plots […]
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Hammarby Sjöstad | White | Stockholm

official web of the project and design codes Hammarby Sjöstad ekonomisk förening link about the project White Architects  
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Arkadien Winnenden | Dreiseitl, Eble | Stuttgart

3.4 ha Landscape Architecture: Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl Architects: Eble Architekten link about project link about the project landezine   From the author Don’t be put off by the cuteness! Arkadien Winnenden is a hardcore industrial regeneration project. A diversity of high performance components make this the world’s most sustainable neighbourhood and provides a fresh new vision for people-friendly and resource productive suburbs. Mixed architectural typologies are kept a cohesive neighbourhood thanks to the appealing Mediterranean colour concept and “garden city” quality of the streetscapes. Water sensitive urban design provides a distinctive urban character. Street corners are mini-plazas and places to chat with your neighbour or for kids to kick a ball. Although the streetscapes are distinctively pedestrian, a shared circulation concept means that the site is fully accessible for vehicles, with parking options in an underground garage, carports, and parking spots neatly tucked away between gardens on the unique load-bearing planting substrate. The high density of the site is softened through green streetscapes. The stunning lake at the heart of the development manages flood waters from both the site itself and the adjacent river. The river park integrates play areas, cycle routes and flood meadows. © Dreiseit
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Waterrijk Meerhoven | Juurlink [+] Geluk | Eindhoven

56 ha ca 1400 residential units client: city of Eindhoven 2006 link of the project link Juurlink [+] Geluk link AHH  link Noahh Architects link masterplan  
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GWL Terrein | KCAP Architects | AMSTERDAM

6 ha 1,400 inhabitants 230 persons/ha 600 residential units 1995 – 1998 Distance from City Center: 3 km Cars: 190 cars/1,000 residents Parking Spaces/Residence: 0.20 Non-motorized Mode Share: 80% Public Transport Mode Share: 14% Households with Carsharing: 26% Developer: Ecoplan Foundation website of the project   From the author: The Westerpark municipal district council decided to develop the former minicipal waterboard terrain (GWL terrain) in Amsterdam into a residential area in 1989. The complex was to be a car-free, environmentally friendly residential area. The plans not only influenced car use but also car ownership - the only parking spaces available were created on the edge of the complex. The complex includes properties for both renting and buying, with the emphasis on larger houses for families. There are generous outdoor spaces, apartments with roof gardens, private gardens for the ground floor properties and a green public space intended not only for the residents, but also for those living in the densely built adjacent neighbourhoods. 
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Bo01 | Renzo Piano, Kolhbecker | Malmo

25 hectares (Western Harbour 160 hectares) 1,000 units 1,400 residents (10,000 residents in total for Västra Hamnen) 30,000 people working or studying in the area 40 units/hectare 100% local and renewable sources (wind, solar, heat from seawater, biogas) 2006 60 different housing styles—85 per cent are apartments, 15 per cent are townhomes—including high- and low-rise, terraced and detached Client: City of Malmö Urban design: Renzo Piano, Christoph Kolhbecker    
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Funen | DeArchitektenCie | Amsterdam

masterplan: de Architekten Cie architects: de Architekten Cie, Geurts + Schulze, Claus + Kaan, DKV, Lafour + Wijk, Van Sambeek + van Veen, Dick van Gameren, KuperCompagnons the garden space on the interior of the block including Funenpark: Bram Breedveld & Martien van Osch of Landlab 6 hectares 565 units (304 apartments, 247 townhouses) 3.000 m2 offices 2000 – 2005 building type: Perimeter block, Urban villa no. floors: 2-9 dwelling types: flats & maisonettes exterior finish materials: brick, concrete, tile, glass construction type: concrete frame, steel frame (Slimline floor system) ancillary services: 395 parking, 3000 sq. m office, public park former industrial zone on the edge of Amsterdam’s city center diverse typologies: the construction of perimeter blocks along two sides, with a novel interpretation of the ‘garden city’ model to their rear From housingprototypes.org: the triangular site backs up to the existing neighborhood on one side, the Nieuwevaart canal along the south side, and a zone of curving elevated railroad tracks on the east side the elevated railroad tracks along the east side presented a serious design problem. This was a wide curving swath of elevated tracks that passed just a few meters from the edge of the site. In addition to the noise, the elevated position meant that the trains were passing […]
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