Oudegracht 23 3511 AB Utrecht The Netherlands
Feijenoord-Rotterdam - first prize
Because of the important role parks play as meeting places within the city, a national programme was initiated a few years ago for improving public spaces in heavily populated urban areas. A part of the programme was directed towards revitalising the Afrikaanderplein, a large but seriously neglected location in Rotterdam, situated in an area whose residents come from many different cultures. The Afrikaanderplein is characterised on the one hand by greenery - the park - and on the other by the diversity of cultures in the neighbourhood which meet here. The basic idea of the park is a free central area surrounded by a framework of specific functions.