Framework & urban planning principles
Van Ommeren architecten and Thijs Asselbergs architectuurcentrale collaborated with landscape architects, VLUGP, to create an urban framework for more than 550 dwellings. This framework acts as a toolbox of urban and architectural principles that aim to integrate housing, public space, mobility, and climate and noise adaptation into a cohesive and liveable plan.
The Het Nieuwe Noord is defined by its surroundings, with building heights varying from four stories along the Wijkermeerstraat, to nine stories along the N201 northern edge, responding to the size and scale of its context. Along the Hoofdvaart canal, the building line is deliberately setback to give room to the large trees along the road. A central axis, or ‘green corridor’, forms an open sightline to the Hoofdvaart and acts as a car-free space where children can play and local residents can meet.