The original spatial dynamic of Lotte Stam-Beese defining 11 slabs configured around a park has in this plan been transposed to the contemporary context in which the connection has turned East-West instead of North-South. The new park structure forms the décor for 16 ‘collective terps’, which individually orientate on a site-specific way to the park-zone. Each collective enclave is specified by a characteristic public space that will contribute to the eventual character of the collectivity. In order to express the tensional relation between the park and the collectives a translucent skin is wrapped around each enclave and also opens up on sights and connections.

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Name: WP90XXL
Location: Hoogvliet, Rotterdam
Date: 2003-2009
Area: 9 ha.
Client: WIMPY-IBT, Woonbron
Thanks to: Michelle Provoost, Wouter Vanstiphout
Status: In development
Jointly with: Sputnik (2nd phase)