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Team BURA selected for Centrum-Binnenstad Zwolle

March 2021

A team led by BURA urbanism has been selected to work on the Zwolle Center-Inner City Development Program in the coming year. BURA works together with bureau B + B and experts from Studio Bereikbaar, Stadkwadraat and Merosch. The focus is on the old city center and various development areas around the city center, except for the railway zone. Zwolle has invested in the city center in recent years with high-quality urban projects, but now the step is needed to make the Center-Inner City a more complete urban environment. The aim of the development program is therefore to further strengthen the economic and cultural position of Zwolle and to make the city more attractive for its users, and to put Zwolle on the map nationally and internationally. The development program is a dot on the horizon that is inviting to market parties and is supported by the Zwolse society and its politics. The BURA team will draw the development program through co-creation with the municipality, entrepreneurs, residents, initiators and market parties, and prepare the city center and surrounding area for the future.

 
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Definitive urban plan of Merwede!

March 2021

Super proud that the definitive urban plan of Merwede is out now. On March 10th, the plan was presented by the municipal executive to the municipal council for decision-making. BURA has been working on the site since 5,5 years, in close collaboration with our clients, partner offices and architects. The public-private partnership is unique and has led to innovation in mobility, the energy system, high quality public space, affordable housing and unique programming. From now on BURA will take the role of supervisor of Merwede, looking forward to take the next step into the realization of this ambitious, sustainable, urban district.

more information here

 
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First prize for High-rise Innovation Award!

January 2021

The research proposal 'Thuis op hoogte' by BURA urbanism and CIVIC Architects won the first prize for High-rise Innovation Award! Stichting Hoogbouw announced the winner during the digital New Year's meeting on 25 January. In this design research we set out to study how diverse, inclusive and resilient communities can be created in high-rise buildings, not only at the scale of the building, but also at the scale of the so-called high-rise neighborhood. We aspire to create a model for an accessible, affordable and loved high-rise tower, where various social groups can find a place to live and which can create positive spin-off effects for the neighborhood it is located in. One of the challenges here is to come up with innovative forms of ownership and financial models within the high-rise building, which will make a desired mix of functions and social groups possible. BURA urbanism and Civic - Public Architecture will collaborate on this research, supported by sociologist Lia Karsten and economist Theo Stauttener. In this way, the design principles will be inspired by and linked to innovative economic strategies and social insights.

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Think about Schieoevers Noord!

January 2021

BURA urbanism developed a (concept) spatial quality framework for the transformation of Schieoevers Noord. The participation process of the project has started and the plan for the industrial area was presented on January the 14th. Floris van der Zee provided an explanation on behalf of the Municipality of Delft on the basis of the DNA Schieoevers that has been drawn up. Concrete proposals for the Kabeldistrict and Delfts Schiekwartier were also presented.

You can find the presentation and more information here

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Merwede between the ten best urban development projects of 2020

January 2021

Great news to start 2021! The Dutch magazine de Architect NL listed our urban plan for Merwede Utrecht among the ten best urban development projects of 2020.

You can read the article here

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