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NEXT ARCHITECTS
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Team
Bart Reuser, Marijn Schenk, Michel Schreinemachers, John van de Water with Erik Wiersema, Jeroen Bos
Client
Stichting Trudo woningcorporatie en Dienst Stedelijke Ontwikkeling en Beheer Eindhoven
Type
Masterplan reconstruction
Location
Woensel West, Eindhoven
Collaborator
ADP Architecten

In Eindhoven’s Woensel West district, NEXT architects is working as an urban designer. This 1930s neighbourhood has many social and spatial problems and is about to undergo a major transformation.

As it is essential to preserve the quality of the current neighbourhoods during this transformation, an urban design for gradual district renovation was realized through an intensive process with resident workshops, complying with the wishes formulated for the living environment.

Determining a broad viewpoint that is open to different interpretations is central to the approach, and in addition we developed a “tool box” with very concrete interventions. The overall vision was provided with the name “Omdat smaken verschillen” (Because Tastes Differ) because we want to emphasize the wide variety both in the neighbourhood and of its residents. In it, the district is divided into neighbourhoods, lines and places with different identities.

The strength of the plan is that the various projects can be set up separately, which enables a decisive approach. Several parts of the project are currently being carried out, including a community school and a residential nucleus of approximately 100 houses.