The residential areas of Funenpark and Oostenburg are located right next to each other. Both are conversion areas with an industrial past: while Funen used to be a railway shunting yard, Oostenburg produced machinery.
Between 2000 and 2013, Funen was transformed into a car-free neighbourhood with 550 dwellings. Behind a noise barrier building along the railway tracks, a park-like area was created in which the buildings stand in public green space.
Oostenburg, on the other hand, is very urban and densely built-up.
Currently, a fine-grained neighbourhood is being built there with 1800 dwellings in 70 buildings, also comprising cafés, restaurants and shops. A remnant from the past is the Werkspoorhal, which is being transformed into a covered public space and social hub on the waterfront.
On this tour you will visit both new neighbourhoods and get an impression of their very different urban qualities. Hear about the development of the urban plans and the social backgrounds.
Public space design by Landlab (2008)
Urban villas by a.o. NL Architects, Geurst & Schulze, Dick van Gameren, DKV, Claus en Kaan (2008–2010)
Funenhof (Arons en Gelauff, 2019)
Explanations about the masterplan of Oostenburg by Urhahn and Studioninedots
Housing projects by a.o. OZ Architect, Workshop architecten, BETA architecten, Space Encounters, Bureau Fraai, Paul de Ruiter, Bas Jongerius, Ronald Janssen (2021–2025)
Transformation of an industrial hall into a social hub