In the southern Randstad Metropolitan Area, approximately 240,000 new homes have to be realized by 2040, of which at least 170,000 in existing, urban areas. An Urbanization Alliance was set up with the aim of enabling the (accelerated) development of housing locations in the immediate vicinity of public transport hubs / stations and making maximum use of the agglomeration power of Zuid-Holland. Do certain industries have to give way to homes? Can you live in the vicinity of industry without any inconvenience? How do you retain employment? In short, how can work and living in the coming decades go hand in hand so that the agglomeration power of South Holland is used?
13 transformation locations have been defined for this housing construction assignment along the existing infrastructure on the Dordrecht-Leiden line. Characteristic of these transformation locations is the current presence of High Environmental Impact (HMC) industry and companies. One of the identified opportunities / bottlenecks in the transformation locations is the balance between living and working. How do you create a mixed living-work environment, including the concrete and asphalt plants of 2030 and the environmental contours that apply?
DOOR Architects and SMARTLAND, Studio Marco Vermeulen and Must Stedebouw explore for the Bouwcampus how the developments of these HMC industrial sectors can be combined with urban housing. What are the spatial implications of mixing this industry in 2030. Can the desired density of living coincide with new, circular business processes (concrete / asphalt / sand and gravel) that affect the sector?