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Title: shifting sands
Team: Harald Mooij (NL 1974)

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The presence of a large, coniferous tree in Havenkwartier points to sandy soil. Consequently Shifting Sands argues for the layout of a new landscape as a foundation for the transformation of the strategic site. A natural noise barrier along the railway can be constructed that, at the same time, can serve as a parking facility. The northern part of the area is developed as water-rich grassland, with a single-storey housing block. The building density is higher along the water. This development of the project site comprises an apartment building including lofts, and terraced housing parallel to the canal.

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