The future of a peatland meadow Share on twitter Share on facebook Share on linkedin The Hegenwarren is an approximately 400 hectare polder (reclaimed land) in the Low Middle of Friesland. A new perspective for this peatland […]

The ROC: a place where education and society rejuvenate each other Share on twitter Share on facebook Share on linkedin ROC’s (Regional Educational Centers) have a lot to offer. The buildings are a unique addition to the […]

A New Property in Nijbroek Polder Share on twitter Share on facebook Share on linkedin Residents of Nijbroek polder took the initiative to repurpose an old, unused barnyard. With this project they are building on the vision […]

Connected by the land Brochure (NL) Share on twitter Share on facebook Share on linkedin A vision for the future of the polder (reclaimed land), baes on conversations and gatherings with people in and outside of Nijbroek. […]

Working together on a new piece of Breda Share on twitter Share on facebook Share on linkedin In 2023-2024 an old barracks grounds and the neighbouring tax office will become property of the city of Breda. The […]

Improving the learning environment step by step Brochure (NL) Share on twitter Share on facebook Share on linkedin The Horizon College in Alkmaar wanted to improve the interior of their main campus. The building – with capacity […]

For planners, the word ‘polder’ is synonymous with wonderfully empty spaces to realise spatial development ambitions. In addition to the potential for urban growth, or even building in the pasture, the country represents valuable space for recreation and food production. Recently water management and the energy transition have been added to these resources. Is the countryside then valued enough in its own right, or merely viewed as a ‘rural problem’ to be solved by urban interests? In the Nijbroek Polder we set out with locals and experts to chart the intrinsic qualities of this area; which challenges present themselves and which opportunities do they offer for the future of this part of the countryside? (more…)

Social participation is no longer a new concept. But there is still no answer to the question of how to create more space for informal care in the home environment. Or, more specifically, how to create a […]

For the annual Reinhold Schmaeling conference in Riga, Latvia, Open Kaart was asked to share a story about empowerment and co-creation in urban development, stemming from our experiences in Rotterdam