NEW LIVING ENVIRONMENTS TESTING IN POLDER, HAARLEMMERMEER
FARO researches how to fill in the residential areas that are being created in the new plan Westflank in the Haarlemmermeer. Small scale and diversity are the key phrases of this urban plan, following the existing structure of small towns in this polder. The plan provides an exceptional combination of living, green, recreation and water.
The plan consists of five areas that all will have their own character. Near Zwaanshoek, we’re thinking of a small town around the lock and near Lisserbroek a town around a harbor. Around Nieuw Vennep, the plan is to place houses on large lots along navigable waterways that are connected with the rest of the polder. The sand soils around Cruquius will house 1650 houses, surrounded by trees and woods. In the southern part living units will be created along the lines of estates: a long drive way leading to large and small buildings, a large garden or an orchard.
Westflank will house 10.000 new houses upon completion.