The Practice and Enlightenment of Architectural Renovation and Urban Renewal in the Netherlands

Jing Liping, Leilei Sun, Kaiyi Zhu, Fengji Zhu

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Since the development of architectural disciplines, Dutch architectural style and architects have played important role in the world. In the wave of local urban renewal in the Netherlands, Dutch architects represented by Rem Koolhass, Francine Houben, Winy Maas and Kees Kaan and etc. have shown rich practices and experiences, therefore, the architectural renovation and urban renewal have show prosperous scenarios. This paper focuses on the four types of architectural and urban transformation practices in the Netherlands, named as Regional renewal, architectural heritage refurbishment, adaptive reuse and industrial building renovation [1], and analyzes typical cases such as Westerpark West, Speelhuis theater, Timmerhuis and Villa Industria project. Exploring the role and spatial stance of Dutch architects, the research tries to sum up the Dutch modes and experiences, and provides a new perspective and method for similar transformation practices in urban renewal of contemporary China.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventArchitecture Across Boundaries 2019 - Suzhou, China
Duration: 19 Jun 201921 Jun 2019


ConferenceArchitecture Across Boundaries 2019


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