Right from the start, the new town Almere considered itself not only an overspill for Amsterdam, but also a field for experimentation, especially for new urbanistic ideas.
The main objective of the Homerus district was to provide self-build opportunities. The iconic urban plan was developed by MVRDV and OMA. By setting up a special financial arrangement and by offering relatively small plots, self-build has become accessible for lower income groups.
Neighbouring Duin, designed by landscape firm ZUS, is a new-build area on 10-metre-high artificial dunes. The houses are set in a sand landscape with open gardens and collective green area’s.
Visit two neighbourhoods with us which are based on innovative urban plans! We’ll show you self-build housing, a tiny housing building expo and a residential area embedded in artificial dunes.
Explanations about the creation of the polders, masterplan for Almere, growth of the city, plans for the future
Masterplan by OMA and MVRDV (2006–2030)
Walk through the area with various housing projects (2014–2016)
Housing complex Ithaka (VMX architects, 2010)
Tiny Housing Expo, various architects (2018)
Masterplan by ZUS (2010 ‑2025)
Walk through the area with projects by Groosman Architecten, Van Bergen Kolpa, Klunder Architecten, Paul de Ruiter etc.