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Masterplan Stadshaven Minerva/ Hotspot creative industry/ Amsterdam/ NL/ Feb 2019
Developments can also go fast in a crisis! In 2006 the master plan was made for the Minervahaven in Amsterdam. In the former timber port, as in every metropolis, the industry moves towards the sea. Empty spaces are occupied with new creative industry, small-scale businesses and offices. Some of the maritime activities remain behind and are developing. This combination creates a new lively part in the city with plenty of space for all sorts of activities. Within 10 years a mixed use area has been created with recreational opportunities for the adjacent residential areas.
The master plan is simple in design and consists of a closed core with three quays linked to it. The access is on the outside so that there is always contact with the water. The quays are littered with separate simple blocks of contemporary materials, concrete, glass, steel and plastics. Due to the maritime activities and diversity in architecture, the final image is pleasantly complex.
Within ten years there are not only erected new buildings, but a hot spot has been created with potential for the future close to the centre of Amsterdam and Schiphol.
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