RMIT students put together a DNA Atlas Binckhorst for IABR

03 May 2012 by Marketing & Communicatie

As part of the project ‘Haagse Havens’ RMIT students put together a ‘DNA Atlas’ of the industrial area ‘Binckhorst’. The Atlas wants to visualize the (potential) value and qualities of this inner-city industrial area. The first results of Haagse Havens are now on display at the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam.

DNA Atlas of the Binckhorst area

RMIT set up an experiment in which 11 architecture students extensively explored the context of the Binckhorst area in The Hague through a mapping project. A multifaceted Binckhorst Atlas was created that served as the basis for their proposed interventions, taking possible conflicts and opportunities and the human factor into account: who is using or can potentially be using the Binckhorst, in which way, and why? The DNA Atlas doesn’t read as a classic master plan, but uses a bottom-up approach where intervention can enhance the perception and use of the area over an undefined period of time.

Haagse Havens

More information about the Haagse Havens project is available in Dutch.

International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam

The first results of ‘Haagse Havens’ are part of the main exhibition of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam. The exhibition can be visited in the Dutch Architecture Institute until 12 August 2012. The TU Delft exhibition ‘Design as Politics’ is on display at the Biennale as well.

Haagse Havens (November 2011 – November 2012) is initiated by the city development department of the City of The Hague and art and architecture centre Stroom, and is developed by Mobile project office OpTrek and the RMIT section TU Delft. The project is financed by the Dutch ‘Stimuleringsfonds voor Architectuur’. 

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