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3133 De Velden, 2009

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CBK, Groningen

Sketch design proposing a plan to enrich the neighbourhood 'de Velden' in Groningen by reinforcing the local strengths. A composed house is placed is the neighbourhood in order to make an inventory of all the demands and local target groups. After the research period the different parts of the house are scattered throughout the neighbourhood, allowing each of the groups to own a piece of the house. In collaboration with an artist the different parts can then be adapted to their specific needs. The tap of the house could for instance become a fountain, the staircase turned into a porch where elderly meet, a reading table attached to a street lantern as a private nuance in the public domain.

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