Amstel Open in online forum, exhibition and magazine

Amstel open vision

Our project “Amstel Open” was presented on 20th November 2020 in an online seminar at Pakhuis de Zwijger, presented at ARCAM and published in the magazine “Het Stadsranden-lab: nieuwe typologieën voor de kreukelzones van de stad”, which can be ordered via this link: https://bna.nl/producten/het-stadsranden-lab  Together with Clubhaus Architecten, M3H and ROC Amsterdam we created a vision for the Amstel area as an urban fringe open and accessible for all. Through the creation of a…

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Redesigning Old Taxi Park in Kampala

Old Taxi Park, Kampala

We are thrilled to be involved in the urban design component for the DASUDA team that will start the process of redesigning the Old Taxi Park in Kampala, Uganda. This iconic square in the middle of bustling centre of Kampala is both a historic place as todays’ location of arrival and departure in the city…

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Excursion to Reitdiep, Groningen

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For the International Climate Adaptation Summit, planned to be held in the Netherlands in January 2021, a series of support events are organized. One of them is the Climate Adaptation Design Exhibition in which eight teams have been asked to develop a vision for parts of the urban and rural regions in and around Groningen.…

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Assisting in developing Online Design Education for WUR and VU Universities

MIRO board sessions WUR studio_20200514

COVID-19 pandemic have speed up the development of E-learning. The need for fully online courses and guiding students at distance during design course processes has become crucial in this period. Berrie van Elderen has assisted in developing new digital teaching method and material for the Design Studio at Wageningen University. Remco Rolvink develops an online…

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VE-R in team for selection Kolderbos in Genk

Kolderbos Genk_20200407

The objective of providing a structural response to society’s challenges in Kolderbos, the future construction programme of Nieuw Dak and a number of early ideas, are the reason for the city of Genk to have a vision drawn up that brings all these and potential other projects together and forms part of a coherent vision…

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Dialogue for design in Saint-Louis, Senegal

VE-R session in Saint Louis, Senegal

The island of the City of Saint Louis, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, has a unique position in the river Delta of the Senegal river. This river is separated from the ocean by a small strip of land called Langue de Barbarie, a densely build strip with a bustling fishing community. Flooding by the…

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First results presented of “Daar Bij Die Molen”-app

Daar Bij Die Molen

Daar bij Die Molen is an app intended as a tool to help speed up the energy transition for the Netherlands. In the app, people can contribute to the spatial positioning of the general task for renewable electricity in 2050 by placing wind turbines or solar panel fields on the map, considering hinder aspects in…

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VE-R scenario for the Netherlands in 2300

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VE-R responded to the Blauwe Kamer Magazine call for the development of scenarios for the Netherlands in 2300, considering rapid climate change and facing the challenge of a 15m. sea level rise. The aim of the different scenarios is to provide insight into what the future might hold in store and create a base for…

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Lecture series “African Realities” in the AVB, Amsterdam

Aerial view of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Africa is a huge continent with 54 independent countries, all of which have rich histories and cultures. Nowadays, the developments in these countries are faster and larger than the world has ever faced, with direct and major influences on the landscape, the urban planning and the architecture. Therefore, this year’s C4C6 lecture series of the Amsterdam…

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SPADE Case Study in Kisumu, Kenya

Kisumu site visit

Spatial Planning for Agro-business and policy Development, shortened to SPADE, is a programme of Maseno University in Kisumu, Kenya supported by a consortium of VU Amsterdam, DASUDA, RVO and Moi University as part of a Nuffic Niche project. Remco Rolvink of VE-R contributes to the DASUDA partnership with sessions on spatial planning methods. From 13…

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