TRANSFORMATION OF THE AREA AROUND LEIDEN CENTRAL STATION
Master plan for the transformation of the Leiden Central Station and its adjoining quarter , from a typical neglected station area into a vibrant new high-density neighborhood that strengthens the connection between the historic city centre in it?s south and Leiden?s Bio-Science district in it?s north.
Special care is taken to create a natural transition from the historic centre into this new high density neighborhood: the street network has a similar fine grain and scale, due to a special building typology. By combining low street facades with set back high rises, high density is created while attractive light streets, squares and green spaces are retained.
The plan comprises 1000 new houses, workspaces for local starters as well as international firms, a new extension of Leiden?s shopping-centre, a multiplex cinema, cutting-edge parking solutions and a new public transport hub including an indoor bus station and a light-rail station.
New- and enhanced connections allow pedestrians and bicyclists to travel on street level, between the two sides of the station without crossing cars, busses and trams.
transport hub, office, housing, retail, cinema, congress centre, hotel,
City of Leiden
partner in charge
Rients Dijkstra, Hiroki Matsuura
Andreas Karavanas, Milena Zaklanovic, Anna Borzyszkowska, Artur Borejszo, Nara Lee, Nobuki Ogasahara, Rene Sangers
DELTAMETROPOOL – jan '02
Conceptual planning and strategic advice concerning the new concept of The Delta Metropole ( the urban conglomeration formerly called 'Randstad', 2800 km2, 6.6 million inhabitants).
ROTTERDAM – jan '08
Supervision and masterplan for the area around Rotterdam Central Station.
LONDON – jan '09
Urban Master plan and supervision for a new town of 11'000 houses at the river Thames in London
UTRECHT – jan '94
Urban Master Plan for a New Town of 30'000 houses strongly related to the City of Utrecht
ANTWERP – jan '13
Green, ecological and smart design guidelines frame landscapes, public space, infrastructure and buildings.
THE HAGUE – jan '10
Regeneration of a former industrial area and a park