The old historic centre of Haarlem lies to the west, pressed up against the dunes. On the east side, Haarlem is just as close to Schiphol Airport as it is to the centre of Amsterdam. The combination of the Haarlem’s specific location and its historical roots form the basis for the Spoorzone (Railway Zone) plan that stretches from east to west across the city. The plan is characterized by the introduction of five new connected public spaces, 4 specific urban typologies and 3 key squares. Further more, an increase in the program density on the east side, diverts traffic away from the centre of Haarlem.   location: Haarlem, The Netherlands design period: 2003 implementation: 2005-2025 area: 1900 ha program: 400.000 m2 bvo offices, 60.000 m2 facilities, 1750 houses designed by: Juurlink [+] Geluk (Huub Juurlink, Cor Geluk, Jeroen van Kesteren, Karin Widmann, Charlotte Baad-Christensen) in cooperation with: XTNT(traffic), Ecorys (markt), BBN commissioned by: City of Haarlem, BVR

Spoorzone Haarlem

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The old historic centre of Haarlem lies to the west, pressed up against the dunes. On the east side, Haarlem is just as close to Schiphol Airport as it is to the centre of Amsterdam. The combination of the Haarlem’s specific location and its historical roots form the basis for the Spoorzone (Railway Zone) plan that stretches from east to west across the city. The plan is characterized by the introduction of five new connected public spaces, 4 specific urban typologies and 3 key squares. Further more, an increase in the program density on the east side, diverts traffic away from the centre of Haarlem.

 

location: Haarlem, The Netherlands
design period: 2003
implementation: 2005-2025
area: 1900 ha
program: 400.000 m2 bvo offices, 60.000 m2 facilities, 1750 houses
designed by: Juurlink [+] Geluk (Huub Juurlink, Cor Geluk, Jeroen van Kesteren, Karin Widmann, Charlotte Baad-Christensen)
in cooperation with: XTNT(traffic), Ecorys (markt), BBN
commissioned by: City of Haarlem, BVR