The Regional Vision Groningen-Assen suggests that the main growth centres of the north-eastern region of the country will be the cities of Groningen, Assen, and villages such as Hoogezand, Leek and Roden. A program for 6,000 homes and 60 hectares allocation to small business was designed for Leek and Roden. The sheer scale of the project requires a careful step-by-step approach —in this case, the design pinpoints 12 locations for development in and around the two villages. The basis of the design is a framework that not only conserves and highlights the richness of the current landscape but also determines the maximum development payload this area can accommodate. location: the villages of Leek and Roden and its surroundings design period: 2004 - 2009 implementation: 2011 - program: 5800 dwellings, 60ha business park + additional program designed by: Juurlink [+] Geluk (Cor Geluk, Huub Juurlink, Franziska Meisel, Mattijs Gevers, Alexandra Kern, Christina K. Olsen) in cooperation with: Raadhuis Advies (traffic engineers) commissioned by: province Drenthe, Groningen, City of Leek, City of Noordenveld, DLG

Leek - Roden

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The Regional Vision Groningen-Assen suggests that the main growth centres of the north-eastern region of the country will be the cities of Groningen, Assen, and villages such as Hoogezand, Leek and Roden. A program for 6,000 homes and 60 hectares allocation to small business was designed for Leek and Roden. The sheer scale of the project requires a careful step-by-step approach —in this case, the design pinpoints 12 locations for development in and around the two villages. The basis of the design is a framework that not only conserves and highlights the richness of the current landscape but also determines the maximum development payload this area can accommodate.



location: the villages of Leek and Roden and its surroundings
design period: 2004 - 2009
implementation: 2011 -
program: 5800 dwellings, 60ha business park + additional program
designed by: Juurlink [+] Geluk (Cor Geluk, Huub Juurlink, Franziska Meisel, Mattijs Gevers, Alexandra Kern, Christina K. Olsen)
in cooperation with: Raadhuis Advies (traffic engineers)
commissioned by: province Drenthe, Groningen, City of Leek, City of Noordenveld, DLG