Learning from Europan14 ‘Productive Amsterdam’
Europan NL and AIR are presenting the launch of the Europan14 ‘Productive Amsterdam’ book. In conversation with EuropanNL board, the City of Amsterdam, jury members, editors and competition winners, the program reflects on what could be learned from more then two years of research and design into new urban typologies for productive mix-use neighborhoods.
The Europan 14 book will be presented to Sabine Lebesque, principal client on behalf of the City of Amsterdam. In conversation with among others Europan 14 jury members Mattijs van Ruijven (head of urban design, City of Rotterdam) and Ruurd Gietema (KCAP ) we will reflect on the E14 design-proposals and what we can learn for the Rotterdam search of shaping the live-work neighbourhoods of the future. Furthermore we will talk with Eric van der Kooij (teamleader Spatial Quality City of Amsterdam) on research into the future of urban typologies. Kristiaan Borret will share his exemplary practice in thinking, planning and building a productive Brussels. We will end with a review of the Europan 15 Rotterdam challenge and its key questions.
19.30 Doors open at Kantine Walhalla
20.00 Welcome and introduction to the program by Olof van de Wal, chairman Europan NL
20.05 Presenting the book Europan14 Productive Amsterdam
20.10 Exploring the Europan 14 proposals and their learnings
20.30 Conversations on typologies and strategy for mix-use neighbourhoods
21.10 Feed forward: how Rotterdam might learn from Amsterdam
21.30 Eind of program, drinks at Kantine Walhalla
About the book
The E14 Productive Amsterdam book presents the winning, runner-up and other noteworthy competition-proposals for the five high priority sites, that were selected for Europan14: H-buurt, Papavierdriehoek, Piarcoplein, Sluisbuurt and Transformatorweg. The book holds articles by among others Eric van der Kooij and William Stockman (City of Amsterdam); journalist Joost Zonneveld; strategic planning specialist Zef Hemel; Kristiaan Borret (Bouwmeester / Maître Architecte at Brussels Capital Region) and the Europan15 jury members Joost Beunderman (00, London) and Mattijs van Ruijven (Head of urban design, City of Rotterdam). These contributors highlight the challenges and opportunities related to the design and development of productive neighborhoods in Amsterdam and connect similar cases in Rotterdam, Brussels and London. The book offers strategies for the political and financial conditions required to foster the productive mix-use urban areas of the future and highlight the talented designers that might help shape them.
Image: ‘Makers Neighbourhood’ – UP4