nabito architects: kanaleneiland
 
nabito architects: kanaleneiland
feb 11, 2010

nabito architects: kanaleneiland

kanaleneiland revitalization project

nabito architects have developed a revitalization plan for a neighbourhood in utrecht. due to the dense population within the area, issues of environmental, functional, social and economic sustainability have been the main focus of the proposed designs.

nabito architects: kanaleneiland

nabito architects: kanaleneilandaxis connector to connect city to the district

in kanaleneiland, the current public spaces fail to foster relationship amongst community members. establishing better space attractors such as commercial squares, educational, sport centres and block courts is one part of the revitalization strategy. to aid in community integration.

to increase access between city and district , a series of axis connectors has been included in the proposal on three levels. first, connections between the city and district, networks within the district and finally local street block within the district will all be addressed to improve traffic flow. pedestrian, cycling streets and more easily accessible parking space will be implemented to ease traffic flow

nabito architects: kanaleneilandaxis connectors within the district

nabito architects: kanaleneilandaxis connector for street blocks nabito architects: kanaleneiland

nabito architects: kanaleneiland nabito architects: kanaleneiland

nabito architects: kanaleneiland

reconstruction of the residential building will also be part of the redesign strategy. currently, the private gardens attached to residential buildings take up much of the public space and create a very enclosed structure. the current design proposes to move the facade of residential building back 1 meter, move the garden to ground level and remove the fence dividers. meanwhile, parking spaces are moved to an underground level.

nabito architects: kanaleneiland

nabito architects: kanaleneiland

nabito architects: kanaleneiland

nabito architects: kanaleneiland

nabito architects: kanaleneiland

nabito architects: kanaleneiland

nabito architects: kanaleneilandsiteplan showcasing open public spaces that will aid in integrating buildings together

  • ..it is a sustainable masterplan.Buildings are only the result of a complex process.

    NABITO
  • haha, okay…
    real comment?:
    it’s a funny project, it’s cheeky.

    but it’s also funny because its doing nothing new, it’s not unlike unité d’habitation (public program on street level, rooftop garden terrace);

    except repackaged with bright colors, child-like graphics and models, and trendy diagrams.

    smiley face buildings FTW

    g
  • LOVE IT! very fresh and thoughtfull. my respect…

    ondrej
  • hundertwasser alike

    FORM

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