Neighbourhoods case studies

  • ZaanEilandZaanEiland, Zaanstad, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Low-rise houses and an easy-to-navigate road layout give the Zanneiland neighbourhood a friendly atmosphere Designed by Maccreanor Lavington Architects.

  • Borneo SporenburgBorneo Sporenburg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    A variety of house types, distinctive apartment blocks and the waterfront add character the Borneo Sporenburg housing development and make the neighbourhood easy to navigate. Masterplan by West 8.

  • Langerak 2Langerak 2, Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht, The Netherlands

    The English character of the Langerak 2 housing development adds to the diverse range of architectural styles and housing types within the Leidsche Rijn neighbourhood. Designed by Maccreanor Lavington Architects.

  • poundbury phase onePoundbury Phase One, Dorchester

    Built on land belonging to the Duchy of Cornwall, the streets and buildings within the village of Poundbury pay close attention to local building traditions. Designed by Leon Krier.

  • BrindleyplaceBrindleyplace, Birmingham

    The redeveloped Brindleyplace area of Birmingham brings together homes, offices, shops, leisure facilities and public spaces with a strong sense of identity and history. Designed by John Chatwin.

  • Union SquareUnion Square, North Shields, Tyne & Wear

    The redevelopment of Union Square combined refurbished and new-build commercial and residential properties with the creation of attractive public spaces. Designed by Jane Darbyshire and David Kendall.

  • The Round FoundryThe Round Foundry, Leeds

    A combination of building restoration and new developments has turned the Round Foundry area of Leeds into a thriving contemporary quarter with a strong historic character. Designed by BDP.

  • The Brooklyn Academy of Music Cultural District, New YorkBrooklyn Academy of Music Cultural District, New York, Brooklyn, New York, USA

    The Brooklyn Academy of Music Cultural District uses high-profile, cutting-edge architecture to celebrate culture and the arts. Masterplan by Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Rem Koolhaas/OMA.

  • Crown StreetCrown Street, Glasgow

    The regeneration of the Crown Street area of Glasgow has created a highly liveable neighbourhood with well-placed community facilities and attractive public spaces. Masterplan by CZWG Architects.

  • The Devonshire QuarterThe Devonshire Quarter, Sheffield

    The Devonshire Quarter of Sheffield has developed into a thriving urban village with a mix of residential apartments, boutique shops, larger shops and leisure facilities.