A laboratory for new types of housing
Amsterdam is a study in itself when it comes to varied and innovative urban development , especially the developments in Houthavens and IJburg. IJburg is Amsterdam's largest residential expansion and comprises seven artificial islands that are home to a total of 45,000 residents. You will experience a wide range of housing types, from terraced houses to individual family homes and even flexible housing and floating homes.
Historically, Amsterdam has always been a pioneer in regard to the flood protection of cities and buildings. This makes the city a must for city planners, municipalities and engineers working with rainwater diversion (LAR) and climate adaptation.
Housing associations and developers can also learn a lot in terms of new ways of considering the functionality of housing units[P1] , resident composition and developing housing for mixed incomes.
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Selection from the program:
Urban development: Walking tour of IJburg, a new city district with a high population density, good public transport and plenty of bike paths; future car-free zone. Includes housing with mixed ownership, for both high and low-income residents.
Attractive residential area on a green embankment with a variety of rainwater diversion (LAR) solutions, from rainwater staircases to percolation pits [P2] in roads and so on.
New ways of living: housing complex for both refugees and students
Wooden commercial buildings with mobile walls, which can change function to become high-rise apartments
Climate adaptive city plan devised by star architects MVRDV – where a variety of architects have designed the buildings, from courtyard housing to terraced homes and villas
Sustainable interiors for a luxury hotel, based on a circular economy and without the use of disposable elements
Infrastructure: seven new metro stations, designed by Benthem Crouwel Architects and completed in 2018 after 22 years!
A variety of projects by the renowned and imaginative Dutch design studio MVRDV, as well as meetings with architects from the company.
Number of days: 2-3 days
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