Archis 1999 #11

De vrijheid van de polder. Stedebouw in Almere / The freedom of the polder. Urbanism in Almere

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Almere was the accumulated deficit of the northern wing of the Dutch ring of cities: affordable, spacious single-family dwellings, space and greenery. These are still its trump cards. ‘Come to Almere, where there’s space in abundance’ is the slogan drawing new inhabitants and now companies as well to Almere. Anyone who loves statistics can indulge […]

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Archis 1999 #11

Almere / My kind of town?

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You can’t even buy those magazines the homeless hawk in other cities. The main issue here is how far you can stretch the idea of a city. Planned development, thematic image designation, a tranquillizing scale and iconography: Almere is virtually the Singapore of the Netherlands. A habitat Here you live among your peers. Almere is […]

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