Fringes of the city: Amstelscheg-Amstelkwartier, Amsterdam

Urban fringes lab: Amstelscheg-Amstelkwartier, Amsterdam

Street view in Amstelscheg, Amsterdam

VE-R is part of the team for the location Amstelscheg-Amstelkwartier in Amsterdam as part of the the urban fringes lab, an initiative of BNA Research and ARCAM. The urban fringes lab will investigate how urban fringes can be (re)programmed in 2020. The starting point is the surrounding landscape, which was analysed by ARCAM in 2019 in the context of the ‘Parlement van de scheggen’. The question is how we can use the qualities of the landscape to strengthen the urban fringes spatially and socially. Can the urban fringe become more of a gradient between city and periphery? And what new qualities can this create in the urban fringes, whether or not they are compacted?

The design study will be launched at the beginning of 2020 and will run until the summer. In the autumn of 2020 the results will be clarified, discussed, placed in a national context and bundled in a publication.


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