IJland (Almere Buitendijks)
2009, Almere, The Netherlands
IJland is the result of a collaboration between West 8, MVRDV, WMcDonough+ partners and the municipalities of Almere and Amsterdam. It's part of ‘Almere 2.0’; a strategy for Almere to grow from 19.000 to 350.000 inhabitants and improve its quality.
IJland combines railconnectivity, ecology, recreation and unique living environments with 5.000-10.0000 houses.
WEST 8 focuses on today’s situation as part of history, restoring ecology, improving the water quality. Building with nature and the lake IJ (IJmeer) as spatial quality for the region.