Placemaking in the various phases of a developing urban neighborhood in Amsterdam
Placemakers organizes for a variety of local initiatives to enliven the Sixhaven area in Amsterdam North. The 'Buurthaven' terrain is open for short and long term activities by neighborhood residents, entrepreneurs and organizations until the end of 2020.
'Making Cities Together’ is a multiannual project initiated by Placemakers, in collaboration with the International New Town Institute (NL) en International Federation of Housing and Planning (DK). Along with a host of local stakeholders we develop placemaking design strategies for valuable, inclusive and sustainable public spaces.
Using Minecraft as a tool to invite various groups into the design process of a 'Model Street' in Dandora, Nairobi.
Three teams of international and local experts along with local Placemaking initiators proposed strategies for Nairobi's public spaces.
Placemakers designed, built and programmed a pilot podium along with pupils of the Bredero Lyceum, de Modestraat and residents.
'De Buurtcamping' transforms city parks into a convivial camp site for all residents of the neighborhood.
Placemakers transformered a large vacant land of Zeeburgereiland into a sea of flowers.
Placemakers designed and built 'vertical gardens' on three outdoor walls. The walls make the Fridtjof Nansenhof more green and lively.
Het project Windows of Opportunity (WOO!) grew from a wish to respond quickly, cheaply and flexibly to the rise of shop vacancy across the Netherlands and beyond.
Bredero College students carried out neighborhood research and integrated the collected data into designs for the pilot podium.
Four students from the Casa400 student housing complex were hired to advise on the future development of the Eenhoorngebied in the east of Amsterdam.
Make local wishes and ideas immediately visible with 'wish-finding signs'.
To involve the residents and extract local wishes, Placemakers distributed voting vouchers.
In Cluj (Romania) we sent postcards to the mayor with inspiring ideas for (temporary) use of a former industral site.