Set foot in Sittard - Vision for the centre of the city
Цель конкурса – разработать план преображения центра нидерландского города Ситтард. Участникам предлагается подумать над тем, как можно использовать свободные пространства конкурсного участка, как создать уникальный и узнаваемый облик городского исторического центра и , поскольку территория разделяется на две части шоссе, необходимо предложить идеи по объединению города в единое целое.
The competition has a broad set-up and can be interpreted in various ways. In order to provide a few footholds, we have drawn up certain guidelines. We expect the competitors to adhere to these guidelines and to answer the questions set out below.
Due to the considerable number of vacant premises in Sittard, we are looking for a ‘Vision for the centre of Sittard’. In this regard, answers need to be given to the questions: How can vacant premises be tackled? What is the vision for this? Participants can choose whether they produce a plan for one building, multiple buildings, or the situation as a whole.
Another major sticking point in the centre is Rijksweg, which divides the centre in two. There are various ways in which the centre could be ‘reunited’ again. The question we ask in this regard is: What is the best way to ‘reunite’ the city again? What’s the best way to adjust the Rijksweg? What would this mean for the public spaces?
The identity of the city also plays an important role. It distinguishes the city from other cities in the Netherlands. Having a historic city centre is one of the city’s strengths, and helps make the centre so unique. The vacant premises and the poor connections weaken the experience of this identity. This can lead to the city’s character being noticed less and less, and the city losing its unique feel.
It is important that the plan is clear and logical, from A to Z. There are several locations that can be elaborated as long as they are in line with the conceptual idea. The choice of the location to be elaborated is up to the participants...
... as long as the plan is distinctive, innovative, and future-proof.