MASTER PROJECT IN OUDENBOSCH, THE NETHERLANDS
Once a booming center of religious education, Oudenbosch has lost control over the urban setting surrounding its historical landmarks. This design aims to reinstall an order in the area around the Basilica of Oudenbosch. The project involved an extensive research and analysis phase, in which I mapped the historic development of the town and conceptualized the current situation and the desirable situation. The resulting masterplan creates a hybrid between monumental urbanism and traditional “ribbon” (Dutch: lint) development of towns in the region.
In the subsequent architectural design phase, I designed a half-block of residences between the Basilica and the smaller St. Anna chapel, as well as the adjacent public spaces. Several years later, I further developed this project by designing a new public library for Oudenbosch.