01 December, 2007

Oostelijk Havengebied and what they didn't tell us about El Morrot... (extremely condensed version)

The buildings found on Oostelijk Havengebied are classified as high density residencies. There are 120 per hectare, and 8,000 total residencies on 140 hectares of land. El Morrot calls for 10,000 protected housing units and 20 hectares of park space with only 20 total hectares to work with. Also, the design of these islands called for DOZENS of architects from all over the world.
The Eastern Harbour area is astonishing. While a high density project like this could easily become redundant and boring, this area really captured the spirit of Amsterdam, eclectic, forward-thinking, and as always, very unique.

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