Project designed @ KCAP architects and planners
Landscape and urban masterplan for a 3.500ha area east of Dutch northern city groningen.
Meerstad was elaborated with landscape architect bureau alle hosper, for a wide range of commissioners including ministeries, municipalities, province, water company and private developers.
Integrated thinking and open plan process allowed to combine the different expectations : a mixed construction program including 10.000 new dwellings, industry, services and facilities, new ecological areas as part of the national ecological network (EHS), a 600ha lake that brings identity and quality to meerstad (“lakecity”), but also creates a necessary water buffer to protect the rest of the city from flooding.
urban design for kcap architects and planners
in collaboration with a.o. bureau alle hosper landscape architects
ministerie van LNV
dienst landelijk gebied
bpf bouwinvest b.v.
waterschap hunze en aa’s
am grondbedrijf b.v.
heijmans ibc vastgoedontwikkeling
Masterplan validated in 2005, under construction
Project published in Dutch Yearbook Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, 2001/03
project&images © kcap/bureau alle hosper, schemes f.rossano for kcap
see www.meerstad-groningen.nl for more information