GJ 256 - CITY OF OPTIMISM
Monique Smit (NL 1976), Daan Petri (NL 1975), Eric van Noord (NL 1972)
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Text by Matthew Turner: The project wholly rejects working with the existing 'doomed' environment, and proposes complete redevelopment, in anew cityblock structure. Its density is to be similar to the area within the canal belt, of a similar scale to aManhattanblock. A large diagonal public space cuts through the site. Urban blocks are developed, with a number of typologies (wall, rim, plinth etc.), with continuous street frontages.
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