Mecanoo reveals plan to transform Dordrecht’s railway zone

Dutch architect Mecanoo has designed a 6,000-home redevelopment of the "railway zone" of Dordrecht, the Netherlands’ oldest city.

The Spoorzone, which is presently dominated by freight transport, is to be transformed into a residential area that combines easy access to the historic centre of Dordrecht with landscaping typical of "Dutch delta" countryside.

A former motorway will become an elevated park, and the car-free new-build areas will be linked to the existing Weizigtpark, Dordrecht Central Station and the city centre by green space.

A health park and a learning park will also be created, and residential areas will be built using local timber.

Work on the project is due to be completed by 2040.

Images courtesy of Mecanoo

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