All posts tagged redevelopment
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Book ‘Make Your City’

In cities driven by economic gain, there is not much room for those who do not rightly fit within established structures. And even if they are given a spot, they are obliged to vacate it as soon as more profitable activities present themselves. The history of the NDSM shipyard in Amsterdam demonstrates the power of [&hellip…

Heesterveld

In 2009, the building complex Heesterveld, located in Amsterdam-Zuidoost, was the last bit left of the original Bijlmer. The characteristic architecture of Jan van Gool was still in its original condition, but Heesterveld was suffering from unemployment, crime, drug dealing in the basement, and neglected porches and outside spaces. Housing corporation Ymere wanted to demolish [&hellip…

Istanbul

Late in 2012, Eva participated in the Matchmaking Programme of the NAI (Dutch Institute of Architecture) and the Galata Greek School Foundation in Istanbul. Eva’s role as an expert in that area was to direct the workshops with architects in order to come up with a collective plan for the redevelopment of the old, historic [&hellip…

Lectures

Eva is often asked to give lectures and tours about and of the NDSM Shipyard. The transformation of the NDSM Shipyard from derelict industrial site to cultural hotspot has attracted a lot of attention, both at home and abroad. Scientists, developers and culture experts have called it one of the most unique projects in the [&hellip…

Transformation basement units

Heesterveld continues to evolve. In 2014, the storage units in the basement, where drug dealing once took place, will be converted into eight business accommodations for, among others, a light designer, a piercing shop, and The Community Shop of Bijlmer Style, a local foundation aimed at discovering creative talent in Amsterdam Zuidoost. Music is an [&hellip…

Catering

The most recent project Eva has undertaken in Heesterveld is the development of a grand café and restaurant. Eight residences in the southwest corner of the building complex will be joined together to create a space of 327 m2 with a large terrace. No design furniture, no famous foreign chefs, only the dream-turned-reality of three [&hellip…