Haven-Stad is the new urban district that Amsterdam will develop in the coming decades. It’s the ultimate opportunity to develop radical solutions for the big urban issues of today: accessibility, sustainability and identity.
Daan Roggeveen (MORE Architecture) and Michiel Hulshof (Tertium) will present ideas and solutions from 15 international urban specialists. Together with a panel of experts and the audience, they will discuss a future vision for Haven-Stad.
Amsterdam is flourishing again. Yet, there is a lot of debate about the way Amsterdam is developing. Urban development is mainly profit-driven, housing corporations can’t develop new housing stock, and plans to make the city sustainable do not generate the expected results.
At the same time, cities globally are struggling with accessibility, tourism, multi-culturalism and sustainability. The last months, Daan Roggeveen and Michiel Hulshof organized The Amsterdam Agenda with the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture. They invited international experts like Valerie von der Tann (McKinsey Global Institute, Berlin), Florian Idenburg (SO-IL, New York) Selva Gürdoğan & Gregers Tang Thomsen (Superpool, Istanbul) and Adam Frampton (Only If, New York) to share their vision on these topics. In ‘Haven-Stad 2050: Radical Ideas’ their ideas will be shared and discussed.
- Architectural historian Esther Agricola is the director of the department Spatial Planning & Sustainability at the City of Amsterdam. Previously, she headed the department of Heritage and Archeology.
- Urbanist Martine Vledder works as a concept developer at Site UD in Amsterdam. Previously, she was the Director of the MVRDV Asia Office in Shanghai.
- Architect David Mulder van der Vegt is the co-founder of research-based architecture firm XML. Between 2014-2016 he was the co-director of the interdisciplinary research program ‘Designing Democracy’ at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam.
About the curators
Architect Daan Roggeveen is the co-founder of MORE Architecture, a multidisciplinary design firm with offices in Shanghai and Amsterdam. He is the editor of ‘Progress & Prosperity’. Michiel Hulshof is the co-founder of research- and strategy firm Tertium. From 2007 until 2011 he was the China correspondent for Dutch weekly Vrij Nederland. Together Michiel and Daan wrote the acclaimed ‘How the City Moved to Mr Sun’, in which they expose the ruthless logic hidden behind China’s urban growth.