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Oosterhoff, Judith (author)
Without realising it, a building can have a lot of impact on user health. Using literature studies and interviews in two case studies, we looked at how physical elements in a building affect the user's experience. These physical elements are nature, material, air, light, dimensions, smell, sound and temperature. These interviews took place in...
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Jongert, Mieneke (author)
This paper examines how comfort is experienced at Dutch post-war shopping centers by studying the behavior of users. Since the development of the first shopping center in the Netherlands, the Lijnbaan in Rotterdam, retail spaces served as public spaces for the neighborhood where community life could emerge. Throughout the years, new typologies...
master thesis 2024
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Rosenberg, Sofie (author)
In recent years, shopping malls are facing an increasing amount of vacancy problems, due to the rise in online shopping. The research within this project looked into the visitors’ perspective concerning the functional, architectural, identifiable and social values of three shopping malls in the Netherlands. The outcome of the research shows that...
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Delis, Kristen (author)
This research explores the evolving role of shopping malls in the lives of the growing elderly population in the Netherlands. Delving into the unique needs and desires of the elderly, the study emphasizes diversity, accessibility, community, and inclusivity within shopping centres. The research methodology integrates a comprehensive literature...
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Moens, Joël (author)
This research and design explores holistic sustainability as a remedy for long term development of modern shopping malls in the Netherlands. Shopping malls are susceptible to changes and sometimes fail to create an equal balance between the environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability, leading to vacant shops and lower quality of...
master thesis 2024
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Bolleboom, Roos (author)
This paper explores the dual challenge of vacancy in post-war shopping malls and the lack of green spaces in urban areas. It proposes biophilic design as a solution to revitalize malls and address environmental issues. The paper emphasizes the importance of preserving the unique identity or 'spirit of place' while implementing biophilic...
master thesis 2024
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Gao, Chuanlin (author)
With the rapid development of the Internet and the gradual penetration of online shopping into people's lives, COVID has accelerated the popularity of online shopping. People have found that it is convenient and varied, and traditional shopping centres are facing the impact of these e-commerce companies. This study explores the characteristics...
master thesis 2024
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Eising, Jelmer (author)
The modern malls in the Randstad are pressured into redevelopment, as their retail property value is decreasing relative to other more profitable functions (Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek, 2019).<br/><br/>According to Galema &amp; Van Hoogstraten (2005), the shopping centres built in 1940-1965 according to contemporary and recent literature...
master thesis 2024
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Naaktgeboren, Daphne (author)
In the Netherlands, shopping centres are abun¬dant. Whether they are large-scale malls or small neighbourhood centres, they are woven into the fabric of Dutch society. But recently and in the future many malls will be facing the prospect of vacancy. A response therefore is needed. This design was created for the Leyweg in the Hague, and...
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Ganz, Signe (author)
This master thesis explores the application of the theories from Den Heijer's dissertation ‘Managing the university campus - Information to support real estate decisions’ in the context of analysing vacant shopping malls in revitalisation processes. The aim is to develop a decision-making process that can be used by decision makers to make time...
master thesis 2023
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Warrenaar, Elles (author)
The easily accessible location, the comfort of various facilities, the architectural quality and the space for meeting, all this created a new typology that could not be thought out of everyday life anymore. The mall gave a glimpse of a modern future, where the mall functioned as merely a place to shop; it functioned as a center for cultural...
master thesis 2023
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Wiezer, Jeroen (author)
With the changing consumer behaviour and the diversification of functions in and around malls, the execution of architectural elements in malls should be re-evaluated. This research focuses on current user behaviour and how it is affected by architectural elements. Therefore, the main research question is: What is the influence of architectural...
master thesis 2023
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van Buren, Vinny (author)
This graduation project is a research into, and a design proposal for the extended part of the Lijnbaan in Rotterdam. Through literature research and interviews with its visitors, past interventions in this area of the Lijnbaan are analyzed based on these visitors' opinions. The design is a proposal for this part of the Lijnbaan. By recapturing...
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Oosterhuis, Rolf (author)
This thesis studies the Modern Malls in the Netherlands that were formed in the 1960s. The problem with these malls is that they have changed through time to keep up with the changing demands of the users, a development that has changed the once open ex¬troverted malls into introverted closed struc-tures. The closed structure of these malls,...
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Mortensen, Isabella (author)
Post-war shopping malls in the Netherlands are becoming increasingly vacant, which is reflected in the level of activity of the public spaces. These retail-oriented places are becoming less visited as the main reason to come here disappears. This presents a challenge in a compact and densely populated country with a high space demand. With the...
master thesis 2023
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PSARRI, OLGA (author)
The present graduation project entails the heritage re-design of a shopping center, specifically Winkelcentrum Leyweg in the Hague Southwest. The project aims to investigate a potential sustainable future for the shopping center that would be mainly based on one of its heritage aspects. This aspect was the spatial coherence with its urban...
master thesis 2023
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Chmelevskytė, Kotryna (author)
According to Henri Lefebvre (1991, p.341), ‘’the commodity is a thing: it is in space and occupies a location. The commodity world brings certain attitudes towards space, certain actions upon space, and even a certain concept of space.’’ So, a commodity and its consumption create a consumerist space. Consumerist spaces are designed to encourage...
master thesis 2023
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Dolieslager, Alan (author)
The goal of this project was to preserve the heritage aspect of Post-war reconstruction era Malls, which frequently face vacancy and demolition. The concept of Authenticity in heritage was an important factor to consider while transforming the design subject. The final design took into account the authenticity of materials, cultural authenticity...
master thesis 2023
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Maarleveld, Eva (author)
The mall was initially conceived as a community centre where people could converge for shopping, cultural activity, and social interaction. Nowadays, one lives generally in a consumer society where leisure is predominantly used to acquire goods or services. These might not reflect the complexity of users’ contemporary needs in functions such as...
master thesis 2023
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Jansen, Melanie (author)
Now almost 50 years old, the woonerf is challenged with social and technical deterioration, poor energy performance, misalignment of demographics and typology and an overall negative image. Because the housing stock consists of 20% of woonerf residents, there is considerable reason to seek for a solution to make this type of neighbourhood future...
master thesis 2023
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