Oudegracht 23 3511 AB Utrecht The Netherlands
Rotterdam City Centre - Vision for public space
More than it already is, the heart of Rotterdam needs to become an attractive place to dwell, work and spend time. Abolishing discontinuities in the network of the public space has high priority. Improving the balance on the street is facilitated by fortifying the system of public spaces intervening between the different focal points. Access to the centre is re-organized: a park-and-walk system at the edge of the centre, coupled to good pedestrian routes, ensures optimum accessibility. In turn, the old, long lines of the city form valuable connections between cores and poles in the city centre. Injecting a new layer of green spaces transforms the daily living environment; the resulting intensification offers opportunities for urban stratification.