De Ceuvel - space&matter
Concept - Urban plan - Design
A polluted plot of land in Amsterdam has been transformed into a “small piece of paradise” through a community-driven development. De Ceuvel is now an eco-hub for creative and social enterprises. The principal concept of the development is immediately obvious to those visiting de Ceuvel: almost all of the buildings are houseboats taken out of water and placed on land, creating a unique feel. The project is a demonstration ground for “closed loop” and regenerative urban development; using clean technologies for managing water, energy, sanitation, and food production, as well as cleaning the polluted soil using plants. The social and innovative aspects of de Ceuvel attract hundreds of visitors every week.