Werken aan de Wielewaalstraat: transformation and activation of the organic urbanism on Rotterdam South:

by T. Van de Ven

Institution: Delft University of Technology
Year: 2014
Keywords: J.H. van den Broek; Witteveen; organic urbanism; building block typology; Rotterdam; Rotterdam Zuid; semi-open building block
Record ID: 1262255
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The principles of organic urbanism, originally applied by J.H. van den Broek in his plans on Rotterdam South, prove to be characteristic locations to propose strategic interventions for municipality and housing corporations to improve neighbourhoods and city districts. In this graduation report, an extensive historical research towards Rotterdam South, J.H. van den Broek and W.G. Witteveen offers the basis for a design intervention on the meeting points of girdle-roads (gordelwegen) and the transverse sides of opened building blocks.