Transforming housing heritage / druk 1

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ISBN: 9789052694092
Uitgever: Delft Digital Press
Pagina's: 118
Vervanger van: 9789052694153

In 2011 the RMIT-department of the Faculty of Architecture of TU

Delft formulated the ambition to be structurally involved in the

transformation of urban neighbourhoods in both research and education.

This was decided upon because of the complex social, spatial

and physical issues that many districts in large cities are facing

and the urge to react on these issues with research based design

within the awareness of the cultural significance of those threatened


The mentioned complexity fits perfectly in the mission of RMIT,

i.e. aiming at multidisciplinary research, product development and

knowledge transfer in the fields of modification, intervention and

transformation of the built environment. By linking academia with

professionals in the field RMIT aims at innovation in both education

and research. Therefore RMIT and Veldacademie joined forces and

started a graduation studio on Transforming Housing Heritage of

Feijenoord and Lombardijen.

The ambition of the studio was to gain an insight in origin, history,

past of interventions, the actual situation and the future possibilities

of a variety of typologies in the existing housing stock as a base

for intervention strategies. To connect with the real world, stakeholders

such as housing corporations and local authorities were

involved in the organisation of the studio. The collaboration with

Veldacademie and the input of experts resulted in a multidisciplinary


In this book, the following projects are discussed:

ShopHouse Transformation in Feijenoord, by Aman Poon

Simonsterrein - A social project, by Theodora Chatzi Rodopoulou

Diversity: ideas and embodiment, Zinkerblock, by Alexandra


Liveability in residential urban neighbourhoods, Oranjeboomstraat,

by Eirini Gallou

De wijkgedachte 2012: Collectivity and individuality in Molièrebuurt

West, by Mark Radstake

Green spaces in post-war areas, Lombardijen-Oost, by Donghwa


Self-identification Issues in Post-war Neighbourhoods, Loss of

Identity in Lombardijen district, by Irakli Melkadze

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