Crisis / Emmen
Crisis in Emmen reacts on the financial crisis and their consequences. A clean and minimal urban plan and architecture gets rid of all the unused program, spaces and materials.
A sustainable strategy influences every scale level in the design. In contradiction with urbanity the park becomes the most urban fragment in the urban structure of Emmen and connects the different neighbourhoods. Eleven small and fragile towers and a 110 m long by 7.5 m in depth mixed-use block are scattered all over the park. Repairing and re-thinking the existing infrastructure created a new hierarchy between slow and fast traffic. Radials for bicycles and pedestrians are on top of a curved meander for local traffic.
A flexible generic structure provides the possibilities for new dwelling concepts. Raw and sustainable materials enforce the sustainable strategy. The architecture changes over time from a raw concrete to a green and healthy facade.