DS+V (DIENST STEDEBOUW EN VOLKSHUISVESTING) I.S.M. BAKKER & BLEEKER, 1984-1992, Jacques Dutilhweg e.o., Rotterdam
Prinsenland / Prinsenland ( dS+V (Dienst Stedebouw en Volkshuisvesting) i.s.m. Bakker & Bleeker )
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This expansion area in the east of Rotterdam lies not on the city outskirts like its predecessor Zevenkamp, but is wedged between the large-scale high-rise district of Alexanderpolder and pre-war Kralingen. Three 'green ribbons' - Kralingseweg, Ringvaartweg and 's-Gravenweg - unfurl through the area in an east-west direction. Their original characteristics, open ribbon development with mature gardens and a fine mesh of drainage ditches and meadows, have been preserved wherever possible. The housing on the three belts defined by the ribbons has an open, garden village ambience. Only the main access road (Jacques Dutilhweg) is lined by taller apartment buildings and has local facilities dispersed along it. North of Kralingseweg, a newly laid-out park enfolding the existing cemetery cleaves the new district into two neighbourhoods, Prinsenparkbuurt and Dosiobuurt. Between Jacques Dutilhweg and a newly dug lake along Ringvaartweg is a third neighbourhood, Ringvaartplasbuurt. Here the garden village idea has been pushed through the furthest. The treatment of the upmarket belt between 's-Gravenweg and Ringvaartweg is less convincing. The authorities saw fit to give the property developers free play there, including priming it for building, laying out the roads and mains and designing the public space.
Projects: Van Sambeek & Van Veen (Woningbouw, Nancy Zeelenbergsingel 141-195, 1994), Van Duivenbode & De Jong (Woningbouw, Alida Tartaud-Kleinstraat e.o., 1995), F.D.G. Prins (EGM) (Woongebouw De Klapwiek, Nancy Zeelenbergsingel, 1991-1993), K.W. Christiaanse (Winkelcentrum, Mia van IJperenplein, 1990-1994)