With high density and vibrant city life as a goal but with sustainable urban development as a must, we propose to make the best of both worlds in close proximity. A dense, multi-functional city organized compactly around a vast public park. We propose a minimal change to the existing layout and focus on the border of public versus private in order to team up with the different stakeholders of the park. The top-down focus of the master plan lies on a strong landscape element marking the border of the park. In order to prevent the high density of Brainpark to become an urban heat-island the different plots work together in redirecting all rainwater to the central park where it is stored and used. The park acts as a veritable urban air conditioner for the whole district.
Type Strategy, Master plan
Program District with housing, offices, public functions, public spaces incl. park 100x300m
Location Rotterdam – NL
Status Competition, 1st. Prize
Client Europan Europe, Municipality of Rotterdam
Team Wouter Keizer, Ule Koopmans, Douwe Strating, Lieke de Jong, Anna Dekker
Images Keizer Koopmans, Douwe Strating, Charley dos Santos