SUPER SUSTAINABLE TRANSFORMATION OF THE FORMER POLAROID FACTORY SITE
?Any problem can be solved using the materials in the room.?
- Edwin Land, Inventer of Polaroid instant camera
Instant Utopia is located at the former Polaroid factory site.
Instant Utopia uses what is available. By rearranging existing features, surprising new combinations can be created. The proposal is prepared to accomodate both commercial and low-bottom developments, which each can develop at their own pace. Qualities that are currently invisible continue to be nurtured and magnified. Problems are improved by small-scale repairs. To put into building the South as an anchor point for the design was chosen to allow the industrial character as intact as possible. The device design may be limited to the design of various types of micro architecture. The Polaroid brand and identity is perceived as a strong carrier of the project that appeals to the ambition and target audience of the site.
mixed use : public space, sport facilities, art-campus
Domijn housing corporation
partner in charge
Artur Borejszo, Nobuki Ogasahara, Aleksandar Hrib, Veronika Kommova, Janneke Earl
KIEV – jan '08
How to build 2000 new houses while preserving the natural beauty of the site.
STOCKTON-ON-TEES – jan '08
A densely knit, low rise neighbourhood for 200 families
LEIDEN – dec '10
Transformation of the area around Leiden Central Station
GENK – may '11
Educational & Cultural HUB in center of Genk
BASEL – jan '11
A vision for public space of the inner city of Basel.
SCHWäBISCH HALL – jan '12
Postindustrial site becomes office / cultural / leisure center