Cities are, in large parts of the world, growing at an unprecedented rate. How can urban green and water structures improve the liveability in cities?
Room for the Rooi: A nature and heritage inspired water sensitive planning approach for Curaçao
Rooien and dams, a historical water system of ephemeral streams, were already cultivated in pre-columbian times. Rooi-systems are often neglected or disturbed during urbanisation and land use changes. This contributes to significant reduced water retaining capacity and increased flood risk during heavy rain. Because of their importance the integration and coherence with the rooi- and dam systems has become central to our heritage and nature based water sensitive planning strategy.
Fashion Village Bandung
Welcome to the Fashion Village develops a strategy to improve the homes and neighborhoods of industrial worker communities in Bandung (number 1 textile region of Indonesia) using a circular and cooperative development approach.
Visie Gemeentetuin Middelharnis
A vision for the transformation of a historical pleasure garden and allotments in the town of Middelharnis proposes to respect and restore the old parcellation and water structures while programming the area with local initiatives
Ground Up City | Play as a Design Tool
How can cities become more childfriendly? By looking at the culture of play and the spatial and social characteristics of neighbourhoods we defined opportunities for play.
Urban Greening Strategy / Bloemhof Rotterdam
One of the most densely populated areas of the City of Rotterdam is lacking quality green space. This urban greening strategy investigates the local spatial characteristics and the needs of the community first.
Indonesia State Visit presentation
During the state visit of the Indonesian President Jokowi to the Netherlands we were asked to present and discuss our Fashion Village Bandung project at the Business Forum.
KRACHTGROEN is a design and research collective. We help cities and it’s communities to develop green and healthy cities and neighbourhoods by actively collaborating with them.
The Schieveense polder provides a rural escape from the city of Rotterdam. Nature conservation, farming, living and recreation, how do we bring together all the different interests? With my partners of KRACHTGROEN we were asked to lead sessions with different parties to look at the spatial and programmatic opportunities.
How to implement green space in the early stage of planning to create green healthy cities and urban environments? KRACHTGROEN organised seminars in Tilburg and Sittard (NL) and Leuven and Oostrozebeke (BE) for the European Interregional project Functional Green.