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Metropolitan Westerpark Amsterdam

The Grand Mosaic

Westerpark is a large park in the center of Amsterdam. In the coming years, many areas around the park will be redeveloped. This will have an important impact on the functioning and use of the existing public space. The urban quarters will be densified, and pressure on the public realm will increase. The existing Westerpark provides space for large scale public events. The ambient big complex of allotment gardens offers private yards. In both realms, communal spaces are missing. The dispersed collection of plazas and parks in the surroundings will not be able to fill this lack in the future, while the demand for these spaces will increase.

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Felixx explored the transformation of the Westerpark, from a city park to a metropolitan recreational  landscape.  "The grand mosaic" or Groot Westerpark becomes a park that connects neighborhoods and dispersed landscapes.

Four strategies are applied to generate a new coherent recreational landscape.

A new "superstructure" anchors the park within citywide slow traffic routes, linking existing cycling and walking networks. Being the unifying framework of the mosaic, this structure gets a recognizable and continuous profile.

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Current dispersed public realms are turned into characteristic parts of the mosaic. They facilitate a variety of uses and functions, creating a balance between quiet and busy places, for both individual and collective use.

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The interface between the superstructure and the mosaic tiles is emphasized by a ‘collection of jewels’, marking the entrances to the different parts of the park.

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Distinguished plazas are located at the ends of the superstructure. They mark the entrance to the park. They function as diverse facility platforms for the different communities, while connecting all of them to the park as shared identity carrier.

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Year

2016

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Type

Research, Masterplan, Infrastructure, Public Space

Client

Municipality of Amsterdam

Size

105 ha

Publications

Archello

Team & partners

Deborah Lambert
Michiel Van Driessche
Marnix Vink
Laura Spenkelink
Kim Kool
Willemijn van Manen
Andreas Ebert

List
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  2. Eemsdelta Campus
  3. Yangmeikeng Sea Boulevard
  4. 'Typhoon-proof' Shenzhen's East Coast
  5. Brainport Smart District Helmond
  6. Towards a healthy city by foot
  7. Isle of Dikes
  8. The Unbound Amsterdam
  9. A green entrance for the airport
  10. Almazov National Medical Research Centre
  11. Quartierlandschaft Dietenbach
  12. Bao’An G107 Corridor
  13. Cartesius Quarter
  14. Public Space Alpen
  15. Smakkelaarsveld Utrecht
  16. Darmstadt Masterplan 2030+
  17. Jonas Amsterdam
  18. Healthy Tracks
  19. Waterfront Novosibirsk
  20. City Square Tyumen
  21. Urban Food Forest Rijnvliet Utrecht
  22. Strategic Urban Green Study
  23. Public Space Strategy Kanpur
  24. ImageWharf
  25. Ódinstorg Square
  26. Overloon War Museum
  27. Lokhalle Leverkusen
  28. Ludlstrasse Munich
  29. Yaanila Country Park
  30. Redevelopment Strategy Vogabyggð
  31. Villa Garden
  32. City life in the woods
  33. Schie Quarter Schiedam
  34. Socio-technical city of the future
  35. Buji River
  36. Vaskhnil Novosibirsk
  37. Precincts Canterbury Cathedral
  38. Maritime Campus Almere
  39. Resilient Riverscape Berat
  40. Sijthoff
  41. Strategic Plan Shkodra
  42. Ekaterinburg City Campus
  43. City Extension Plan Yangon
  44. Transformation Strategy Gufunes
  45. Transformation Strategy Chelyabinsk
  46. Fish Market Leuven
  47. Zinder Culture Cluster
  48. Food Innovation Strip Ede-Wageningen
  49. S4 Highway Hangzhou
  50. Strategic Plan Fier
  51. Strategic Plan Elbasan
  52. Kronenburg Business Park
  53. Dharavi Mumbai
  54. Masterplan Smáralind Mall
  55. Urban Test Farm Emmen
  56. Ásbrú Enterprise Park
  57. Asylum Seekers Center Ter Apel
  58. Berlin Am Volkspark
  59. The Museum of the 20th Century
  60. Gardabaer
  61. Metropolitan Westerpark Amsterdam
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  63. Yue Xiu 353 Transformation
  64. Erlongshan Recreational Park
  65. Danxia Recreational Park
  66. Campus Lelystad
  67. University Campus San Pedro
  68. Proto Tamansari
  69. City Gardens Tyumen
  70. Park Somerlust Amsterdam
  71. Agricultural Innovation Campus
  72. Bandar Lampung Park
  73. R&D Campus Fengxian
  74. S-West Eindhoven
  75. Biodiversity based dairy farming
  76. Heidelberg Creative Quarter
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