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