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NEW CHINATOWN - ALMERE - 2015
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THE HEART OF NEW CHINATOWN: THE INTERIOR OF THE MARKET BUILDING
THE HEART OF NEW CHINATOWN: THE INTERIOR OF THE MARKET BUILDING
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Amsterdam neighbor city Almere is a young growing city. Almere challenges everyone to contribute to its growth, with enriching initiatives. The Asian restaurant of Freek Schaefers - designed by Mirck Architecture - is a great success since 2009 and in combination with the increasing number of Chinese visitors in the Amsterdam area, Mirck Architecture and Freek Schaefers came up with the idea of constructing a new Chinatown in Almere.

The comprehensive programme of the new Chinatown - markets, shops, houses, hotel, schools, restaurants - can use its diversity to connect smoothly with the completely different surrounding quarters, spatially as well as programmatically.

The urban design proposes a unique spatial heart of the Chinatown structure. Comfortable small-scale spaces without cars. Halls, alleys, courtyards, passages, rooms, (market)squares, atria, etcetera. To get there, you can ride or walk many routes, that transform the existing city gradually to the unique heart of New Chinatown.

reference dutch building with canal
REFERENCE DUTCH BUILDING WITH CANAL
Reference market interior
REFERENCE MARKET INTERIOR
Reference market interior
REFERENCE MARKET INTERIOR
reference public spaces
REFERENCE PUBLIC SPACES
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MULTINATIONAL ALMERE (100BY: SMART CITY ALMERE)
urban plan
URBAN PLAN
zooming in to the heart of the new quarter
ZOOMING IN TO THE HEART OF THE NEW QUARTER
BNR nieuwsradio
BNR NIEUWSRADIO
NCA Broadcast in China (100chinese)
NCA BROADCAST IN CHINA (100CHINESE)
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Urban design: New Chinatown Almere
Client: New Chinatown Almere bv io
Address: Cinemadreef, Almere
Floor area: 178.000 m2
Urban design phase: 2011-2015
Supervision phase: 2015-2018
Design: Mirck Architecture, Amsterdam
Team: Sander Mirck, Bram van den Heuvel, Cliff Lesmeister, Ule Koopmans

Chinese partner: Li Xiaodong Atelier

Landscape design: OKRA


Link to Chinatown Almere website

SMALL SCALE PUBLIC SPACE open 24/7
SMALL SCALE PUBLIC SPACE OPEN 24/7
public space along the canal
PUBLIC SPACE ALONG THE CANAL
NCA - radio interview Almere FM
NCA - RADIO INTERVIEW ALMERE FM
Building block principle
BUILDING BLOCK PRINCIPLE