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.
The team of marco.broekman, LINT landscape architecture and Workshop Architecten designed the winning proposal “De Proeftuin” for the redevelopment site Erasmusveld. On the basis of core values ‘health’, ‘city’ and ‘living together’ a vision for the new neighbourhood is developed, with an elaboration for the first phase. The urban design for a residential park is located along an eco-belt and exists out of four collective housing blocks and small scale clusters of ground bound dwellings.
The park has a collective character in which human and natural habitat are well mixed. It provides space for sporting routes, playfields, vegetable gardens and a water filter garden. The water filter garden is accessible via a footbridge; in the garden a collection of different plants creates a good water quality.
The team was one of the four winning design teams of the Open Call ideas competition ‘Proeftuin Erasmusveld’ last year.
To find support for the project and to make a beautiful collective garden, a crowdfunding has been started for Hof van Cartesius:
There are articles on LINT's project Hof van Cartesius on NU.nl and on Architectenweb.
LINT and Ziegler Branderhorst have been selected, together with two other teams, to develop a masterplan for the former Dadipark in Dadizele Belgium. Results are expected February 2017.
Monocle published an article on the city of Utrecht and interviewed different companies within the city, including LINT. Read the full article here:
Read the article by Maurice Hengeveld on the project Hof van Cartesius, an example for the development of a circular city. Hof van Cartesius is an initiative and design by LINT landscape architecture and Charlotte Ernst.