Winy Maas, co-founding partner of MVRDV, will be a part of the ARCAM Winterlezingen 2021. During this lecture, Winy Maas will talk about the project for the Floriade 2022 in Almere.
In the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area, approximately 250,000 additional homes will be needed by 2040 to accommodate the growing population. Who designs the housing projects in these neighborhoods? How are the houses distributed across the region according to need? And is it possible to meet all sustainability standards? Within this expansion, the Municipality of Almere will realise the largest portion of new developments, including 60.000 new homes.
MVRDV has proposed an urban plan for Almere 2030 and a DIY urbanism strategy for Almere Oosterwold and now proposes a third vision: the extension of Almere city centre, opposite the existing centre, transforming the lake into a central feature of the city that would connect the disparate neighbourhoods of the Dutch new town. Floriade Almere takes as its starting point the simple pleasure of plants and trees in our everyday lives and the city around us. More information on the project can be found here.
- Date & time: Wednesday February - 16:00-17:15 (CET)
- The online lecture can be joined via Zoom.
- More information can be found here.
You can re-watch the lecture below!