Student: Bennie Meek (The Netherlands)
Department: Masters Social Design
Year: Graduation Project 2012
A new application for urban green
In the Netherlands greenery has evolved into “cultural” nature, to be used and appreciated by people. Recently, this use has changed. The de-stressing and relaxing qualities of greenery have become important in the functioning of modern society. They are most needed in urban areas. The design of contemporary city greenery is not addressing this demand sufficiently. In this thesis I explore new applications and uses of urban greenery and propose a new typology of city greenery. This proposal includes a new kind of open pavement that will improve the inner city climate in Eindhoven. Furthermore, it will help reducing the pollution of the Dommel river that is connected to the overuse of the drainage system.