Design teams for the regenerative city

On May 31, the kick-off of What if Lab: The city that gives back took place. Sweco, together with the selected designers, tackled the question: How can we reduce the negative impact of urbanisation and make cities actively contribute to a healthy and sustainable...

6 June 2024
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Design team for future elderly care

The kick-off of What if Lab: Caring Neighbourhoods took place on Wednesday 29 May. The selected design studio morgenmakers will spend the next two years working with three care organisations, Archipel Zorggroep, Coloriet, and Curamare, on the central design question: ‘What if… there were...

30 May 2024
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Rethinking Shared Space in three minutes

In What if Lab: Rethinking Shared Space, designers, in collaboration with Sweco, made new choices for barn areas. Areas where industry opposes housing, mobility opposes liveability or nature opposes agriculture. Space & Matter, Starling Associates and cocosmos each developed future-proof, integral and adaptive solutions...

14 May 2024
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Open call: The giving city

We’re launching our fourth lab with Sweco, Europe’s largest architectural and engineering firm. This lab focuses on the regenerative city. More and more people are moving to cities. Currently, 55 per cent of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By 2050, this is...

13 May 2024
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Decommissioning wind turbines as a second chance

The design phase of What if Lab Upcycled Turbines is complete! Over the past few months, the four design studios dove into the world of wind turbines. They analysed the characteristics of various components and had discussions with thought leaders, industry experts, researchers, and...

12 April 2024
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Open call: Caring Neighbourhoods

We are launching a new lab in collaboration with ActiZ! ActiZ is the branch association of around 400 healthcare organisations that care and nurse over 2 million vulnerable elderly and chronically ill people. The challenges associated with ageing cannot be solved with care alone. ActiZ is convinced...

8 April 2024
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Rujak Plaza, a transformation of quiet roads in Jakarta

The What if Lab Sustainable public spaces exhibition is now on display at Erasmus Huis in Jakarta. After months of doing research, engaging in neighbourhood conversations, and organising workshops, the designers have finalised the concept and translated it into an exhibition. But what exactly...

25 March 2024
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A new entrance for Eindhoven

Eindhoven is the design capital of the Netherlands, but this is not (yet) sufficiently visible to everyone. In October, during Dutch Design Week, you see design everywhere in the city. But where in the public space do you see it the rest of the...

7 March 2024
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