Only by understanding the value of a church in a community can you achieve a high quality redevelopment of this building type. The research conducted in this project provides a guide to map out these values and a strategy for translating these into design principles for its new function. (dutch only)
How can you reduce the negative impacts of rising water levels and improve livability in Rotterdam neighbourhoods? This was the research question in 'Built Water' ('Gebouwd Water') addressed by nine architecture firms, in collaboration with the Municipality of Rotterdam and three Netherlands' waterboards.
the main reason people are not ready to switch to renewable energy is the fact that the technology is still unknown to them. PV-panels are given the cold shoulder. To get Rotterdam familiar with PV-panels, we are setting up a network of ambassadors to inspire people, realizing two solar pavilions to confront people and organizing pop-up stores to inform the residents.
How do you transform a deprived area like Bospolder-Tussendijken Rotterdam into a Next Generation and Zero-Energy Neighborhood? P·A is part of the coalition 'BoTu Next' along with Over Morgen, Urhahn and Inicio. We came together to determine how best to address the transformation of this declining area, and translated the results of our work into an inspiring enterprise plan for the neighborhood, alongside its residents.