GWL Terrein development in Amsterdam
The ecological living quarter GWL-Terrein was built in Amsterdam in 1996. Ten years later this film was made to evaluate.
In the GWL Terrein development in Westerpark, Amsterdam, the largest continuous carfree estate in Europe, there are 600 dwellings with 0.2 parking spaces per unit compared with the usual 2.5–3 spaces per unit. The only parking spaces available were created on the edge of the complex. The complex includes properties for both renting and buying, with the emphasis on larger houses for families. There are generous outdoor spaces, apartments with roof gardens, private gardens for the ground floor properties and a green public space intended not only for the residents, but also for those living in the densely built adjacent neighbourhoods.
Architects: KCAP Architects & Planners, Rotterdam
Directed by: Diego Pos
Produced by: Mary Benjamins
Language: Dutch with English subtitles; Runtime: 35 min.
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