Main stakeholder: Municipality of Rotterdam
In high-rise residential property developments, the pressure on our public space is higher than ever. In the architect’s renders we mostly see a public space of high quality, giving room for meeting, sports, playing and hanging around in green urban areas. Roads are minimized, usage for people is maximized. However, an higher density implies an increase in waste production per square meter, which results in a public space filled with utilities for collection and transportation. Within the municipality this contradicition gives a direct friction between the departments of Stadsbeheer, that demands waste systems that are easy to reach and maintain, and Stadsontwikkeling, searching for optimal user quality in the cities’ public space.
How can innovative solutions in and around high-rise buildings solve this problem? Can Pompenburg be the test case for the vertical city of the future?