Almere Homerus
by OMA - Holland

Firm: OMA
Partners in charge: Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon, Floris Alkemade
Contribution: Dr Cristian Suau, senior architect OMA
Client: Almere Stad
Publication: OMA website
Type: urban design, urbanisation
Year: 2007
Budget: confidential
Building systems: various
Landscape: various (including water management)
Place: Almere Homerus

The OMA project was commisioned by Almere Stad. It consists of a mixed-used masterplan with different housing typologies; industry areas and a commercial core. The urban scheme follows the tram circuit and main transport network. In addition the scheme preserves historical and archaeological findings by creating a public greenfield or meadow. The irrigation system consists of a network of creek-streets which collect precipitation and thus it is conduced to the inner canal network. The water purification and treatment is implemented passively throughout the establishing of flora and grass along the streets. The housing scheme allows a variety of typologies and building codes, which augment the morphological urbanity and social diversity of dwellers. The core is a dense band with remarkable type buildings.

ALMERE HOMERUS MASTERPLAN - PDF

ALMERE MASTERPLAN - PDF

 

key diagrams  

context  

uses  

uses  

uses  

urban profiles  

general model  

model - inner ring  

model - detail  

satellite view  

site 2006  

site 2007  

site 2009  

urbanisation - detail 1  

urbanisation - detail 2  

dwellings  

flattening (sanding)  

colonisation