Location Taxandriaweg, Waalwijk
Site Family Think Tabula non-rasa! / Designing new habitats as a holistic environment
Commission after competition The concepts, typologies and/or approaches generated in the competition may lead to commissioning of further studies. Follow up research by design assignment at the project site or a site with similar challenges may be commissioned by the municipality of Breda and/or private partners. All Dutch locations are situated in the urban region called SRBT. Each sites represents prototypical design challenges within this region.
Inhabited milieu's challenges
The challenge is to develop this strategic location in Waalwijk by presenting a densification strategy that unlocks the site’s potential. The aim is to transform an under-used parking lot along the motorway into a healthy, vital, and interactive live-and-work environment that is well-connected to the nearby historical city centre giving a new meaning to Waalwijk’s identity. The challenge also involves designing and integrating a new public transport hub which supports a new mobility perspective of moving away from car dependency.
Two main design tasks for Waalwijk:
1. Transform an under-used parking lot along the motorway into a healthy, vital, and interactive live-and-work environment
2. Design and integrate a new public transport hub which supports a new mobility perspective for waalwijk