The urban plan for Hembrug northern part has been approved!
Great news for Hembrug! The urban development plan for Hembrug northern part has been approved by the board of the municipality of Zaanstad!
Hembrug is a unique site in Zaandam located along the North Sea Canal and the Zaan. The former military terrain of 42.5 hectares has a rich collection of unique building typologies, area identities and landscape structures, and will be developed into a mixed area for living, business, art and culture, nature and events. In the northern part approx. 93.000 m2 housing including 8.250 m2 non-residential function will be developed.
Besides the housing assignment, energy and mobility transition, sustainability, and the right balance between the historic character and new structures are important themes that are included in the urban development plan. Future development will preserve and further strengthen Hembrug’s current character, for example, through the construction of a mix of larger and smaller typologies with varied roof shapes and through the reinforcement of the forest in the northern part.