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densification Rotterdam CBD

ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

This richly illustrated publication explores the hypothesis that Densification + Greenification = Sustainable City and presents the findings, supported by input from inhabitants, entrepreneurs and specialists.

Densification Rotterdam

How can the relatively sparsely inhabited inner city of Rotterdam be densified in a sustainable manner? Although in other large cities in the Netherlands 10% of their inhabitants live in the inner city, in Rotterdam that is only 5%. Yet research shows that proper densification has many advantages. Increasing the number of inhabitants from 30,000 to 60,000 over a period of 30 years: is this possible? Under what criteria? And is densification a realistic option at a time when the viability of large-scale building projects is uncertain?
These issues have been investigated by a team comprising the Municipality of Rotterdam, Interreg IVB project MUSIC, TNO, Doepel Strijkers, Sander Lap and Drift. They gathered strategies that have been applied by architects, developers and the Municipality and selected from them successful forms of densification and greenification: in all, seven of each. These were then assessed against the city’s sustainability profile.
This richly illustrated publication is one of the tangible products of the Municipality of Rotterdam’s participation in the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2012. It explores the hypothesis that Densification + Greenification = Sustainable City and presents the findings, supported by input from inhabitants, entrepreneurs and specialists.
client
Municipality of Rotterdam
location
Rotterdam, the Netherlands
program
development of a vision for densification in the inner city
status
vision
design
Duzan Doepel, Eline Strijkers with Lieke Genten, Marco Gazzola, Danai Gkoni, Carmen Fernandez en Zsuzsanna Hazi
research
Doepel Strijkers, Municipality of Rotterdam, Interreg IVB project MUSIC, TNO, Sander Lap, Drift
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