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International case studies
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Borneo Sporenburg represents about one third of an enormous redevelopment of Amsterdam's Eastern Docklands area.
Garrison Woods illustrates a new type of development in the highly suburban Canadian city of Calgary and makes use of the regeneration of a decommissioned military base to help meet a growing demand for an urban lifestyle with an eclectic and integrated mix of housing types and services.
GWL-terrein illustrates that a car-free development can be a viable way of creating excellent public spaces and a liveable community.
Hegianwandweg is located only 11 minutes away from Zurich city centre by tram, yet the site has a distinctively suburban flavour. It is situated between an area of 1930s blocks of flats, arranged in parallel, and a 1970s high rise home for elderly people.
Im Raiser provided the opportunity to focus a considerable amount of family friendly housing on a brownfield site in close proximity to existing workplaces, infrastructure and amenities.
A brownfield site with a mix of accommodation types and densities that was redeveloped as a result of an excellent consultation and plenty of community participation.
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Leidsche Rijn is a large city extension plan of more than 30,000 dwellings to house 80,000 residents to be built on the edge of the city of Utrecht by 2015.
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
A sustainable housing development within the Nieuw-Terbregge neighbourhood uses terraces and communal decks to foster a strong sense of community. Designed by Mecanoo Architects.
The 55 hectares of Neu-Oerlikon (previously "Zentrum Zürich Nord"), are being developed on one of the largest inner-urban brownfield sites in Switzerland, occupied by heavy industry until the 1980s.
Paris Rive Gauche is built on the site of former railway sidings and represents a major redevelopment of industrial land on the left bank of the Seine in Paris’s 13th Arrondissement. It is focused around the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (National Library) and the relocated Denis Diderot University.
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