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Fontys Hogescholen spotlights 10 scholar structure initiatives

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2023-02-24 17:00:16

Dezeen College Reveals: a undertaking that turns an industrial web site right into a nature reserve and a scheme for the adaptive reuse of cities are included on this faculty present by college students at Fontys Hogescholen.

Additionally included is a rewilding system to bridge the hole between Dutch wildlife and agriculture and a three-part undertaking specializing in the sustainable use of the Netherland’s shoreline.

Establishment: Fontys Hogescholen
Programs: Grasp of Structure and Grasp of Urbanism
Tutors: Advert Kil, Pieter Feentra, Jan Willem van Kuilenburg, Leslie Kavanaugh, Iwan Westerveen, Jago van Bergen, Santiago del Hierro, Gert Kwekkeboom, Machiel Spaan, Ro Koster, Joep Klabbers, Alison Killing and Maurits de Hoog

College assertion:

“The Fontys Grasp of Structure and Urbanism gives a four-year concurrent masters programme, which permits college students to mix their research with employment in knowledgeable surroundings.

“The academy is a laboratory, a playground for spatial assignments involving (actual) stakeholders. The studio – alongside a concept and abilities programme – types the core of the programme, and is an ideal place to use new design abilities, strategies and design proposals focusing on up to date complicated spatial challenges.

“College students discover ways to successfully mix design intelligence with a reflective perspective and sensible abilities in a small-scale academy the place social dedication and future-thinking is on the centre.

“The curriculum is geared in direction of mastering seven essential competencies: design, analysis, collaboration, communication, entrepreneurial abilities, organisation {and professional} apply.

“College students can create their very own path throughout the programme by selecting from a wide range of matters that handle up to date urgencies reminiscent of inclusivity, digitalisation, local weather change, urbanisation and extra.

“Over the last yr (commencement) college students deal with their very own research-design undertaking.”

Campus Greensteel – design for a nature-inclusive Tata Metal trade by Bram van Vlijmen

“Campus Greensteel is the reply to the overhaul of the Tata Metal operations in IJmuiden, the Netherlands.

“The change to hydrogen energy restores the location as a pure dune space by the mix of architectural and organic methods.

“After clearing the coal depots and fossil gasoline energy vegetation, a community of hydrogen energy items will take their place. The items are lined by cupolas and tunnels, constructed out of solidified sand.

“The open areas between the items turn into wetlands, and surrounded by new dunes, plant and animal life will discover their habitats in these areas.”

Pupil: Bram van Vlijmen
Course: Fourth 12 months – ultimate commencement undertaking
Tutors: Advert Kil, Pieter Feentra and Jan Willem van Kuilenburg
E-mail: postvoorbram[at]

Collage of drawings and visualisations showing landscape typologies

Ecofield – Shared Habitats by Joyce Verstijnen

“Ecofield is a brand new technique to strengthen ecosystems within the Netherlands by the use of structure designed for the panorama, together with animal and plant species.

“The present biodiversity coverage Nature Community Netherlands – previously Ecological Community – focuses on pure areas and thus ignores the potential contribution that the ‘city cloth’ could make to Dutch biodiversity.

“As a substitute of separating city and nation, Ecofield treats them as one ecological house.

“The technique has been utilized within the ecological house from Haarlem to the coast, which is marked by town centre, dunes of the South Kennemerland, the North Sea, and 5 different panorama typologies.

“A leisure and contemplative strolling route and eight areas of lodging are included within the design, the place folks, vegetation and animals discover shelter.

“When structure is ready to turn into a part of this abiotic panorama, it’ll play a key function within the cohesion of ecosystems.”

Pupil: Joyce Verstijnen
Course: Fourth 12 months – ultimate commencement undertaking
Tutors: Leslie Kavanaugh, Pieter Feentra and Jan Willem van Kuilenburg
E-mail: data[at]

Collage of drawings and visualisations showing urban environment with glowing lights

Structure On Demand by Koen Huijs

“A theoretical and cultural framework, derived from Japanese sources and work by Lebbeus Woods, results in a imaginative and prescient and design selling neo-metabolism.

“De-territorialisation and translucency take part making a collective surroundings with non-public items, assembled right into a superstructure occupying the sky above the streets of Tokyo.”

Pupil: Koen Huijs
Course: Fourth 12 months – ultimate commencement undertaking
Tutors: Iwan Westerveen, Pieter Feentra and Jan Willem van Kuilenburg
E-mail: koenhuijs[at]

Collage of drawings and visualisations showing wetland area and wildlife

Rewilding Structure – a imaginative and prescient to wild farming communities by Matthijs Spijkers

“Rewilding is a brand new agrarian motion that welds collectively nature and farming. On this undertaking, located within the western a part of the Zuiderwaterlinie, a brand new ecological panorama is created in a standard agrarian space.

“Due to totally different subsoils a brand new zoning is launched, together with a lake with a floating farming village and an prolonged earth physique with forest and plantations.

“A former tip is reforested and turns into a web site for a sky village.

“In depth analysis is carried out to ascertain the suitable ecological steadiness between pure crops and the institution of a local people with sufficient turnover to commerce with others.

“The design of farm amenities and housing follows a line much like the structure of the panorama: residing quarters and social locations are built-in within the manufacturing or processing amenities.

“This directness delivers a practical, summary structure, with equal consideration for vegetation, people and animal life.”

Pupil: Matthijs Spijkers
Course: Fourth 12 months – ultimate commencement undertaking
Tutors: Jago van Bergen, Pieter Feentra and Jan Willem van Kuilenburg
E-mail: matthijsspijkers[at]

Collage of drawings and visualisations showing coastal settlement

The Rebirth of Paradise by Mohamed Hassan Morsi

“City planning for local weather change is a posh subject for big, historic cities like Alexandria, that are additionally dealing with financial and demographic pressures.

“On this undertaking the design of water engineering is drawn into the horizon of the native inhabitants by mapping a number of containment measures in relation to one another, and in relation to the bigger complete of the city space and to its distinctive districts within the centre.

“The waterfront alongside the central bay won’t be safeguarded by a single wall like within the present state of affairs, however by a layered dike system.

“The districts within the metropolis function with reservoirs and water programs, giving rise to the greening of town and the redesign of public squares and roads.

“The districts alongside the southern canal, guiding the water from the Nile delta, will provide more room for inexperienced developments for holding and detaining water.”

Pupil: Mohamed Hassan Morsi
Course: Fourth 12 months – ultimate commencement undertaking
Tutors: Santiago del Hierro, Pieter Feentra and Jan Willem van Kuilenburg
E-mail: mohamed.e.morsi[at]

Collage of drawings and visualisations showing coastal schemes

The Foreshore undertaking by Nicky Kouwenberg, Niek van de Calseijde and Sidney van Wel

“The Foreshore undertaking is devoted to producing new coastal tourism and consists of three scholar initiatives.

“Botanical Dunes goals to halt the destruction of the dunescape within the Zuid-Kennemerland Nationwide Park. The undertaking explores how the panorama, nature and humanity can strengthen one another and develop collectively.

“Ooghe 52 levels is a response to Dutch coastal growth and presents a brand new sea-based intervention primarily based within the North Sea. It reintroduces an Ooghe – an underwater mudflat the place a refinery is positioned. This growth creates new experiences for the panorama and tourism alternatives.

“Pirate Bay goals to boost each tourism actions and nature within the estuary of the Haringvliet. A vacationer resort produced from outdated scrapyard transport amenities is assembled right into a productive machine that goals to boost the pure surroundings.

“Waste from vacationers will likely be re-used in several growth methods. It will likely be used for algae manufacturing and due to this fact biofuel. The seaweed farming course of will likely be a year-round exercise within the dock for brand new eco farmers.”

College students: Nicky Kouwenberg, Niek van de Calseijde and Sidney van Wel
Course: Fourth 12 months – ultimate commencement undertaking
Tutors: Gert Kwekkeboom, Machiel Spaan, Advert Kil, Ro Koster, Pieter Feentra and Jan Willem van Kuilenburg
Emails: nicky[at], n.vandecalseijde[at] and sidneyvanwell[at]

Axonometric diagramme showing urban area planning

Between The Layers – Lijnbaanpark Rotterdam by Paul Bernards

“Lijnbaanpark improves the environmental high quality of the Lijnbaan district in Rotterdam by introducing inexperienced rooftop structure and skywalks, which the goal of growing a pedestrian circulation community above the streets within the metropolis.

“The Lijnbaan is an icon of contemporary structure, and though it has undergone a number of adjustments over years, the historic significance nonetheless requires consideration to the rules of its authentic city and architectural design.

“The design stays near the unique construction, but additionally gives potentialities for a dynamic transformation within the years to come back, albeit in a modest tone.

“The accompanying research clarify that latest diversifications within the facades and procuring necessities prohibit the unique selection and adaptivity of the design of the Lijnbaan.

“A extra numerous use of the surroundings may divert this development and would possibly evolve right into a newly balanced structure for town.”

Pupil: Paul Bernards
Course: Fourth 12 months – ultimate commencement undertaking
Tutors: Joep Klabbers, Pieter Feenstra and Jan Willem van Kuilenburg
E-mail: paul.bernards[at]

Collage of drawings and visualisations showing rural settlement

From the Rural Ashes by Paula Cores Barral

“Deserted villages and ruins are the consequence of depopulation. The area of A Ribeira Sacra in Galicia, Spain, is an instance of this – since 1981 the area has misplaced 40 per cent of the inhabitants.

“A sustainable masterplan will deliver a future to such areas by repurposing ruins and reactivating rural areas.

“Restoring the ruins would be the seen key components of a method that can settle a neighborhood, open enterprise potentialities, permitting folks to return, settle and establishing a brand new relation with the heritage, tradition and nature.

“This intervention could possibly be the prototype for different deserted villages world wide.”

Pupil: Paula Cores Barral
Course: Fourth 12 months – ultimate commencement undertaking
Tutors: Alison Killing, Pieter Feenstra and Jan Willem van Kuilenburg
E-mail: paula.cores.barral[at]

Collage of drawings and visualisations showing island and projected affects of rising sea levels

Kusfeld – Gardens within the Sea by Piotr Kalbarczyk

“Hel Peninsula, a 34-kilometre-long slender strip of land off the Polish shoreline, is an artistry of nature that till the 18th century was an archipelago of islands.

“The undertaking goals to guard this touristic paradise from rising sea ranges.

“By way of architectural design, a looming darkish future is reworked right into a promising, engaging and sustainable settlement with distinctive land-water-life qualities.”

Pupil: Piotr Kalbarczyk
Course: Fourth 12 months – ultimate commencement undertaking
Tutors: d Kil, Pieter Feenstra and Jan Willem van Kuilenburg
E-mail: piotr.kalbarczyk[at]

Collage of drawings and visualisations showing urban area with straight river running through

Blue Hall Metropolis Lab – open metropolis innovation by Tom van Tuijn

“Blue Hall Metropolis Lab is a blended and wholesome city space the place folks work and reside, and the place tradition unfolds.

“On the similar time, it’s a sustainable space the place provide and demand are carefully associated, the place growth is made attainable by a do-it-yourself mentality.

“Prepared for the twenty first century, the ‘Blue Hall’ acts as a connector alongside the Eindhoven Canal between metropolis and rural areas, and is made by native initiatives mixed with a number of strategic investments.

Pupil: Tom van Tuijn
Course: Fourth 12 months – ultimate commencement undertaking
Tutors: Maurits de Hoog, Pieter Feenstra and Jan Willem van Kuilenburg
E-mail: tomvantuijn[at]

Partnership content material

This faculty present is a partnership between Dezeen and the Fontys Hogescholen. Discover out extra about Dezeen partnership content material right here.

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