Client: Municipality of Rotterdam/Rotterdam Architecture Academy
Program: transformation of a 19th century central residential
neighborhood, today inhabited by 70% immigrant residents
Site area: Het Oude Westen
Total floor space: 28 hectares
Duration: 2009 August
TReC IN OUDE WESTEN; 15-28AUGUST2009
‘The Responsive City Game’ in Oude Westen. During the Open City Master Class organized by Rotterdam Architecture Academy, TReC will facilitate self-organization of The Ultimate Oude Westen Block by simulating her residents as designers of their environment.
Oude Westen is a neighborhood located at the heart of Rotterdam. Exceptional for a central Dutch neighborhood, 73% of the residents is non-Dutch: 15%Surinamese, 14%Moroccon, 13%Turkish… This reality can also be traced in the local economy of Oude Westen: 70% of the shops in the quarter is owned by foreigners.
TReC thinks the physical space [built and non-built] of Oude Westen needs to reflect its distinct socio-economic profile.
TReC IN ALMERE SPORTPARK DE WIERDEN; SEPTEMBER2008
Client: INTI/TU Delft
Program: new urban expansion for Almere Haven by 300 new households
Site area: Almere Sportpark de Wierden
Total floor space: 45 hectares
Duration: 2008 September-October