LINT has visited Vancouver and Surrey to do workshops and presentations as part of a design by research project for Vancouver and Surrey. Together with the local team the area has been explored by kayak. LINT will develop en present different spatial models in june 2017.
Project in collaboration with the University of British Colombia Vancouver (UBC), Royal HaskoningDHV and is partly financed by Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie.
LINT participates in the design studio “Tidal River, Heart of the City” at the Academy of Architecture in Rotterdam. The studio focuses on the relationship between the densification of Rotterdam and the river as autonomous entity. What is the current relationship between river and city? And what are the possibilities and promising conditions? Flows of goods, people and things are crucial elements of the design proposals, in which spatial identity, circular economy, social development and nature preservation come together. This studio is based on the assumption that the relationship is crucial for both city and river. What is needed for the river to function well as the heart of the city and the city as the environment of the river? The atelier is part of the Future Urban Regions program of the Dutch Academies of Architecture and will be finished June 2017. Commissioned by the Academy of Architecture Rotterdam, i.c.w. Spatie, Bureau Lofvers, Sander Klaassen (gemeente Rotterdam) and Helmut Thoele
The Merwedekanaalzone has been designated as one of the most important densification areas in Utrecht. In addition to this densification task, Utrecht aims to be a healthy city and wants to deal with climate change in a smart way. Especially the increase in the amount of peak rainfall and the warming of the city demand climate-proof solutions. In this context, LINT conducted a design study for a climate adaptive public space in Deelgebied 5 of the Merwedekanaalzone, commissioned by the Province of Utrecht. LINT worked with calculation models and developed a matrix in which multiple climate adaptive interventions at different locations are shown. The design concept consists of green streets, water squares and a canal park. Together with the rooftops and the collective courtyards, these components collect a large part of the rain water. The water flows through the different elements of the plan like a cascade: from private to public and from high to low. The water squares are attractive, green spots with a high public quality. Commissioned by Provincie Utrecht, i.c.w. Rijkswaterstaat, Gemeente Utrecht en Waterschap Stichtse Rijnlanden.
The team LINT and marco.broekman presented the results for the project Living Lab Circulair Stationsgebied Utrecht. The high urban density in the area requires a different perspective on city and public space. In contrary to the traditional spatial configuration, the team envisions intensive, vertical and hybrid forms for the Beurskwartier. The public space and buildings can be seen as machines, that use the various flows within the area in a smart way. These machines can clean, produce or re-use the different flows. Besides the functionality of the machines, its visibility in the public space will contribute to reciprocal behaviour.
Commissioned by Gemeente Utrecht, Provincie Utrecht, Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu en Ministerie van Economische Zaken, i.c.w. marco.broekman
LINT landscape architecture is looking for interns in Utrecht a period starting now or in august/september. Are you interested in working on both competitions, research and the implementation of projects? Send your portfolio and motivation letter to email@example.com
Human Nature Final Results
LINT has finished the design research Human Nature. The research was commissioned by the provences of Utrecht, Drenthe and Zuid-Holland and was financed by the Creative Industries Fund. The expert group is composed of Yttje Feddes, Tom Bade and Vincent Kuypers. The project contains i.a. an international comparison, an historical analysis and 3 spatial design projects. Take a look at the flyer or contact LINT for the full report:
The team LINT landscape architecture, marco.broekman and HIK presented the results of the design assignment Think Big!/Shared Space, commissioned by Aorta Centre of Architecture. Utrecht will grow rapidly and wants to accommodate 400.000 residents within the existing city limits (source: ruimtelijke strategie 2016). The team LINT/marco.broekman/HIK wants to solve the majority of this densification task within Stadseiland, the area between the Merwedekanaal and the Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal. Within the transformation towards a high-quality urban area, the main objective is to strengthen the identity of the area as an urban island. Stadseiland will be an example for sustainable urbanization with smart mobility systems, climate adaptive and attractive public spaces, new forms of housing in line with a range of target groups and innovative energy concepts. An important part of the plan is the development of a new city park for Utrecht West, as a route around Stadseiland.
LINT has visited Vancouver Canada for an international design project on climate change. Vancouver has to deal with spatial problems related to dike reinforcement, ecology and growing industrialization and urbanization. The project is done in collaboration with the University of British Colombia Vancouver (UBC) and is partly financed by Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie.
LINT has made an animation for the project Waterring Zuid-Holland, as part of the Challenge Landscape 2070 of the Council for the Environment and Infrastructure. The 3d printed model used in the animation has a size of 2x2 meter. The Waterring is a proposal for a new water connection around the lowest polders and will create more flexibility and spatial quality in the water system.
In 2016 the Netherlands Creative Industries Fund joined hands with UN Habitat Urban Labs. In 5 countries on 4 continents groups of architects, planners and urbanists analyzed the rapid urbanization and together with local experts they developed plans to tackle this or to streamline it. The design teams developed tailor made plans and created a solid foundation for the implementation of the solutions just for the locations.
MEDIAHQ has been following the process for over a year, filmed on the locations with the design teams and presented the film at the HABITAT III conference in Quito in October 2016.
It is a perfect showcase of solution oriented Dutch urban planning. Research by design to contribute to a safe, just and sustainable world. In collaboration with marco.broekman, Kristin Jensen and Jaap Klaarenbeek.