The Funen Park
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This is an innovative urban development concept that combines living and working in high city-centre densities with sufficient green space on ‘Het Funen’, a former industrial zone on the edge of Amsterdam’s city centre. It is a concept that incorporates the qualities of diverse typologies: the construction of perimeter blocks along two sides, with a novel interpretation of the ‘garden city’ model to their rear. The perimeter blocks shelter the inner grounds and simultaneously serve as a noise baffler for the railway behind them. The inner space is composed of a park landscape with a great diversity of smaller building types, each with a distinctive identity and programme. These ‘Hidden Delights’ were designed by various architects. The contributing architects are: de Architekten Cie, De architectengroep, NL Architects, Geurts en Schulze, Claus en Kaan architecten, DKV Architekten, Architektenburo L. Lafour & R. Wijk, Van Sambeek en Van Veen architecten.