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CSG-North Masterplan


Location Client Completion
Amersfoort, the Netherlands Municipality of Amersfoort design 2004, realisation 2015

Project details

This extensive brown field site is located next to the historic centre of Amersfoort. The design for regenerating the site creates a new scale of development which, while being clearly modern, relates to the historic centre. The redevelopment area adjoins the main railway station and the small river the Eem. The design entails the creation of a series of urban quarters which vary in scale according to the historic context.

CSG North is a part of the Central City Area (CSG) in Amersfoort, for which an urban renewal plan was released in 1990. The main objective of the plan for the central city area is the extension of the inner-city area of Amersfoort and strengthening the relationship between inner-city areas and greenfield areas.

The main theme is to create a triangle connecting three urban centres: the historical centre, the train station and the future Eemcentrum (centre for culture and recreation near the river Eem).

In 2004, BDP Khandekar made a new urban design for a part of the area due to changes in the market. This has led to the splitting of large blocks into smaller blocks with variation in architecture and mixed use. The spatial quality for this area is based on the increase of the central public space. This new space, Park Puntenburg, improves the functional and spatial relationship with the future Eemcentrum. The access route to the neighborhood the "Soesterkwartier" acquires more allure. Park Puntenburg continues well into the planning area.

Integrated services

urban design, design co-ordination and supervision