This commission is an excellent test case for common questions surrounding city renewal projects as it is defined by large contrasts in program and location. The site collects a variety of different styles : the beautiful RIVA-garage, a block of housing that embraces the site, the in technical sense outdated Amicitia and a small city renewal neighborhood, the area is like an enclave in which these surrounding urban climates resonate.
Right here they are not conflicting with each other. By covering the area with an imaginary carpet we enforce its role as enclave which frees the way to an independent development. Our idea is to enforce the endive effect and to plan freely. This would result in a park in which different buildings are placed as objects. A modern version of the enclave at Westeinde in which the old Catholic church is located.