During the 1960s, radical ideas emerged in Dutch urban planning. For the first time, the two major cities in the Netherlands engaged in building high-rise residential districts. If we understand this period as an experiment, then the cities of Amsterdam and Rotterdam produced opposite but exciting results. The uncompromising Amsterdam Bijlmermeer district grows into a problem area of national proportions. The more moderate Rotterdam Ommoord district, however, will be doing just fine. This article places the initial urban design features of those districts side-by-side for comparison. It provides insights into which design solutions work and which doesn't.
|Translated title of the contribution||Sixties High-rise in Holland: success and failure|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
- urban fabric
- access-balcony flat
- Siegfried Nassuth
- Lotte Stam-Beese