The National Strategy on Spatial Planning and the Environment combines a large set of ambitions on what the Netherlands will look like in the coming decades. For the national government, FABRICations investigated the spatial effects and opportunities of these ambitions, how they can result in sustainable and healthy cities, but also where choices need to be made in order to deal with all the challenges cities will face in the future.
A series of spatial reports have been investigated and evaluated to build a toolbox of possible transformations and interventions on neighborhood, regional and national level. The result is set of visualizations that will be used in workshops and lectures to discuss the effects of the national strategy.
On regional level, a fictional perspective of a section of the Netherlands has been made. In urban and rural areas the transformations have been visualized: new networks, new urban environments and a transformation of the periphery.
On neighborhood level, three archetypical neighborhoods have been investigated: a 30’s residential neighborhood, a typical post-war ‘cauliflower’ neighborhood and the area around a train station. These all face their challenges in terms of capability to transform, investment power and transformation space.
Location: the Netherlands
Program: National Strategy on Spatial Planning and the Environment
Commissioner: Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations
Project leader: Rens Wijnakker
Team: Duong Bui, Luca de Stefano, Anneliese Fuchshuber