I passed this street on my way in Haarlem, a street that I vaguely remembered: in 2000 this location was given as our urban design task. At that time it was an open site and used as a parking spot. My design made a connection between the city centre and the back entrance of the TeylersMuseum with townhouses centered around a inner courtyard. The actual building is a public office block, ignoring backsides. However the street has been redesigned well, which provides for a much better entrance to the city centre.
I'm an urban planner and designer from the Netherlands. I love cities and its citizens, its art, its places, its food, its spontaneous ideas, its culture and its architecture; the urban empire!!
This blog is a scrapbook of the travels I make and things that inspire me such as public spaces, conversed buildings, cities and shops.