These design studios will tackle mixed-use areas

In already the third What if Lab in collaboration with Sweco, Starling Associates, Space&Matter, and cocosmos will each be working on their own concept or solution for future-proof living, working, and living environments in areas with friction. Areas where industry is opposed to housing,...

17 May 2023
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Open call: Welcome to Eindhoven Design District

A new open call is live! This time in collaboration with Eindhoven Design District. Eindhoven is the design capital of the Netherlands, but this is not (yet) adequately visible to everyone. In October, during Dutch Design Week, you see design everywhere in the city....

2 May 2023
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Open call: Sustainable Public Spaces

Calling for Dutch and Indonesian designers! For this lab, we’re looking for designers who will work together to create sustainable solutions co-designed with residents that tackle Jakarta’s lack of public spaces. Are you who we’re looking for? Jakarta is one of the most densely...

11 April 2023
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Multifunctional bridges for city life

Amsterdam municipality manages around 1,800 bridges and 600 kilometres of quays. The many bridges and quay walls connect neighbourhoods and districts and give the city character. Many are not meant for the heavy traffic that crosses them these days. One option to save the...

21 March 2023
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Totally Local summarised in three minutes

In May 2022, in collaboration with Sweco, we called on designers to design a groundbreaking application for the self-sufficient city in five years. What role does sustainability play in the city of the future? What do new living environments look like? And what new...

27 January 2023
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The self-sufficient city in five years

What role does sustainability play in the city of the future? What do new living environments look like? What new services and types of buildings can we expect? What will the system be for energy, mobility, food, clean water, nature, materials and living? In...

16 December 2022
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A new vision for unused space under viaducts

What will the meeting space of the future look like? With this question, Sweco, Europe’s largest architectural and engineering firm, participated in the What if Lab: Well-being in the City in 2021. Of the diverse ideas submitted, a five-member panel chose the Shadow Spaces...

3 November 2022
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Social design offers a new perspective on elderly care

Everyone is directly or indirectly affected by old age. Nevertheless, we prefer to leave the thinking about this to health-care institutions. Due to the double ageing of the population, the elderly who require of care is growing, while fewer and fewer people are employed...

27 September 2022
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SUNSEEKER and the power of collaboration

In 2018, VANTOT won the SolarSquare Design Challenge for their first design of the SUNSEEKER. The commission from the municipality of Eindhoven and Solliance: design a work of art using Solliance flexible solar panels for the future Victoria Park in Eindhoven. In October 2018,...

9 February 2021
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