1·Lectures on Cauliflower neighbourhoods: One Era

Thursday 12 May 2016, 20:00 - 21:30 hrs.
Academy of Architecture
Waterlooplein 211-213
1011 PG Amsterdam

One in five dwellings in the Netherlands was built between 1970 and 1985 and forms part of a so-called ‘woonerf’ development, traffic-calmed residential areas. These areas, also known as ‘cauliflower neighbourhoods’ because of their meandering structure reminiscent of cauliflower florets, are now due for a major overhaul.

Martijn Ubink, urban sociologist, spatial planner and co-author of the book ‘Bloemkoolwijken: analyse en perspectief’ (Cauliflower neighbourhoods: analysis and perspectives), will present his view of how the renewal of these neighbourhoods should be done.

The 1·Lectures series is organized by the Amsterdam Centre for Architecture and the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture. Renowned designers, from home and abroad, will discuss current issues in the field of architecture, urbanism and landscape design. The 1·Lectures take place at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, Waterlooplein 213 in Amsterdam. They are held on a biweekly basis on Thursday evenings, starting at 20:00.

Advance tickets costing €5 are available online. In addition, tickets can be purchased at the door from 19:30 on the evening of the lecture itself (if available). Academy students are entitled to free admission on presentation of their student ID card. All lectures are held in English.