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Klaseboer, Stefan (author)
Over the last hundred years cities have sprawled out. Amsterdam despite being one of the denser cities also faced this phenomenon. Today, Amsterdam is very desired by dwellers and it puts the city in a difficult situation. The city can’t expand outwards and need to densify within the city perimeters. However, with the design philosophy of the...
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Poldermans, Gijs (author)
The city centre of Amsterdam is becoming unaffordable and uninhabitable for its locals. This project features the design for a residential building where social cohesion, liveability and the interaction between tourists and the inhabitants are vocal points.
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Faber, Liesbeth (author)
Social housing for refugee families focussing specifically on three aspects:
1. Designing suitable housing for families within the typology of the gallery flat,
2. Designing for refugees: social and spatial needs of this target group
3. The multicultural floor plan: what can different dwelling cultures add to the standard Dutch...
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Otisons, Andris (author)
The project examines the relationship between a city and a waterfront. With the ongoing waterfront redevelopment projects it is necessary to step back and evaluate the current trends and impacts of them on the city. City Plaza proposes a unique and original way to merge architecture and waterfronts and proposes a new structure and relationship...
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de Heij, Cas (author)
The project intends to answer the question how to deal with the mobility of people in the future city. The project is located on the fringe belt of Amsterdam in the western harbour area. An area with high potential for future development. The increasing population and density create more pressure on the existing mobility network. New...
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Elswijk, Wietse (author)
The spatial planning in the Amstel area can be attributed to its heavy infrastructure. As in the scenario for 2050 mobility takes on a smaller shape, the area becomes a far denser agglomeration of productive spaces focused on the experience of both the walker and the cyclist. Accessibility gains the upper hand over centrality, see also what...
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Carranza Pasten, Monica (author)
With the inclusion of Electric Vehicles Charging Stations in the city of Amsterdam, there is not enough knowledge to understand if the electrical grid infrastructure can withstand this increase in the load. In this thesis work the distribution grid of Amsterdam has been replicated and a cyber attack against the EV Charging Stations has been...
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Du, Jingling (author)
In the Netherlands - and indeed most of the Western world - the prospect of a shrinking population and decreasing economic growth appear to be the most pressing issues. Town planning can greatly contribute to a more sustainable world, and the means it needs to do so are at the heart of the discipline, in the form of rational zoning, that is, the...
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Du, Yishan (author)
Discussions about bicycle never stop in Amsterdam. After all these years’ theory as well as practice, it is generally accepted that in such a compact and flat city, bike has been and would remain the best way of mobility in the next few decades.
However, according to statistics, though bike has been the best appreciated mode of mobility for...
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Borbély, Blanka (author)
The following thesis is an architectural and urban design for the expanding Zuidas area in Amsterdam for the year of 2050. It is a social and economical experiment of different social classes living together, and taking advantage of the interdependence they have on each other.
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Görtz, René (author)
The historic landscape is changing due to global warming. Valuable ecosystems are disappearing and have to be adapted or replaced in order to make the Dutch landscape future-proof. For this reason a new botanical research institute was proposed. The purpose will be the protection of local and global ecosystems along with providing research into...
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Merkens, Dennis (author)
In 2050 the characteristics of the Port of Amsterdam will be totally changed. Enormous developments will change our area to a highly dense urban city. The Hemweg centrale will be closed down, but how can we create our energy then? The demand for energy will increase. New technique shows other ways of creating energy, like nuclear fusion. Nuclear...
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van Koten, Gjalt (author)
The thesis focusses on the architectural investigation of modern food production techniques. Feeding our cities becomes an increasing train on our environment and our society has never been as much disconnected from the origins of the nutrition as in our current time.

The thesis proposes a food production laboratory at the border of...
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Zawadzka, Brygida (author)
The Pleasure Mall stands for a new type of entertainment condenser, community center or “shopping” mall of the future. As a base, it takes the concept of a suburban shopping mall and transforms it according to a happening shift from materialism and consumer culture to experience economy. Hence, the Pleasure Mall does not sell the products...
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Tzavella, Ioanna (author)
The studio that I chose to participate was ‘Dutch Housing: Stronghold Amsterdam’. The topic of this studio as mentioned in its studio manual concerns problems with ecology, climate, overpopulation, mass-migration, a shifting global power balance, changing demographics, etc., cities like Amsterdam will face in the future. But the question is: how...
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van Velzen, Iris (author)
Families are leaving the city of Amsterdam, mainly due to a lack of safety, child friendly outdoor spaces and affordable and appropriate size housing. Yet many of them do want to stay in the city, and the city wants to maintain them too, as they are important for the whole circle of city life. The notion of ‘family’ though is rather general, and...
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ALbers, Cateau (author)
Amsterdam is dealing with a discontinuity between a gentrified urban centre and a disadvantaged periphery, caused by the presence of different spatial concepts. The centre follows the concept of centralisation and therefore has fine grain, marked by the richness of connections between the different scaled grids. Centrality happens on the streets...
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Blokker, Jeffrey (author)
Our cities in the Netherlands become more dense, and our population increasingly older. This will increase the pressure on our society and care system. This is especially true in relation to the portion of our population that will be diagnosed with dementia, because in 2040 this amount will have doubled. The focus of this research has been how...
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Oosterom, Marieke (author)
This graduation project is about the storm water resilience of Amsterdam. The effects of climate change and urban growth, like extreme weather conditions and a larger paved area, cause undesirable conditions regarding storm water resilience of (Dutch) cities. Water nuisance and sewage overflows caused by heavy rainfall occur more and more often....
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de Wit, Marilene (author)
In the future, cities will face many challenges. We need to densify our cities while at the same time preserve qualities and identities on different scales. One of these identities is that of craftsmanship and the rich industrial history of Amsterdam.
The separation between living and working is outdated, especially for the growing part of...
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