Noorderhaven Zutphen [NL]

Noorderhaven is a former industrial area which will be transformed into a high-quality, diverse and vivid urban district for living, working and recreation. As new urban quarter it will form an integral unity together with the inner city, the river Ijssel and the surroundings of the station area. The area comprises of 21 ha of size and is located at the edge of the historical center of Zutphen bordered by the river Ijssel, towards the South by the rail connection Arnhem-Deventer and towards the North by large shopping and business area. After the transformation Noorderhaven will offer a new city quarter for approx. 2.500 people including 1.000 residential units, offices, business and retail spaces, schools and cultural functions. Additionally, two new rail underpasses and a diversified network of public spaces with streets, squares, parks and a harbor will connect Noorderhaven with the city and the river. The historically peripheral location, the warehouses, habour and historical fortification form the base to create identity, include the diverse historical layers and implement a coherent framework of public space and infrastructure.

Client Projectbureau de Mars, Municipality of Zutphen and combination Heijmans Vastgoed and Proper-Stok
Program 21 ha masterplan for a new city quarter including 1.000 residential units, offices, business and retail spaces, schools and cultural functions,two new rail underpasses, network of public spaces and infrastructure
Time 2007 - present
Role Urban planner
Participating parties Lodewijk Baljon (landscape)