The brief of my sixth semester studio was a masterplan for social design in Hoograven, a district of Utrecht, Holland that is home to a large population of Moroccan immigrants. The studio worked in conjunction with the city of Utrecht and a team in Morocco to compare divergent societies and urban environments and rethink how they can coexist.
The proposal addresses these issues at the level of both policy and design, developing a housing prototype based on a new model of density and community involvement. Through a strategy of open space privitization and recombinance, the prototype seeks to fill the gap left by mainstream capitalist society that is inaccessible to the immigrant community of Utrecht.
Status: School Project
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands