The urban design features five clusters, each with its own distinct housing typologies and architecture. A fine-grained routing of almost car-free streets, inner areas, and lush green spaces offers a series of places for residents to meet and relax. Balconies, loggias and pergola structures give differentiation to the façades and form a gradual transition from public to private.
The landscape design by ZUS creates a biotope for each cluster. The biotopes have a gradual transition of different dune landscapes, from wet (Duinven) to dry (Duinbos). The nature-inclusive design, in addition to providing an identity for the individual clusters, creates a resilient network that can better withstand increasingly extreme conditions such as drought and rain peaks.
The centrepiece of the neighbourhood will be a new urban typology, the mobility and community hub. The hub will become a place for meeting, parking and shared mobility. The plinth will house the neighbourhood's public functions. An attractive meeting place where residents can organise parties and community activities. Above the plinth, a flexible arrangement of parking spaces allows them to be used as a playground or neighbourhood market when left empty. The terraced facade consists of bio-based materials and greenery, and a solar roof will provide energy for the neighbourhood.
Ecosystem partner Common City and Stipo will ensure future residents are involved in the co-creation of the collective functions and programming in the hub. The programming will have a flexible character that can change over time according to the wishes and needs of the residents. By being actively involved, people create a strong social bond in their community that encourages the sharing of resources. A community that will sustain a pioneering spirit for generations.