Our proposal for the Leeuwarden Kanaalzone provides a new framework for an urban geography where the best elements from both the natural landscape and project program create a unique condition for living on the water. The framework enables an organization of housing program that is flexible and varied, envisioning a district where history and future, density and openness, identity and diversity coexist. The resulting spatial experience fluctuates between variation and continuity while relating to the canalized way of life in the Fryslân region.
TYPE: Master Plan, Housing LOCATION: Leeuwarden, Nl STATUS: 2011, Competition SITE AREA: 19 ha BUILDING AREA: 46,500 m2 CLIENT: Elkien Housing Corp, City Of Leeuwarden VISUALIZER: PAR ARCHITECT: COLAB: Joshua Beck, Joana Gomes; PAR: Elizabeth Almaraz, Taylor Ferry, Diana Kichler, Timothy Logan, Jennifer Marmon, Fenty Muladi, Jason Tucker, Yen Vo, Lena Watanabe, Andrew Yang; Joris De Baes
AWARDS American Institute Of Architects, National, Emerging Professionals Award 2012
EXHIBITIONS American Institute of Architects, National Awards Exhibition, American Center for Architecture, DC, US