Introduction

Introduction on reference cases

Reference cases are presented in an Implementation Lab to exchange knowledge that could bear relevance to a study case that was subject of an intervision workshop.
The reference cases provided input for the brainstorm sessions to broaden the perspectives of the participants and to deliver new approaches or spatial concepts that could be useful to help “solve” the problem statement of the study case. Reference cases can be found via the year table or via entering key words in the search field in the left column of the reference case web page. 

Reference cases

Northern Station and Karolinska University Hospital area. Northern Station in Stockholm is an old freight station, which is not in use since a number of years. Still a railway track is in use for freight trains to the port of Värtan. Close to the station there is a motorway, E4. The station area, the railway line and the motorway have for may years been a barrier, dividing the inner city of Stockholm from the Karolinska Hospital University area in the neighbouring city of Solna. The unique position close to Karolinska University hospital and also to the Royal Technical University...

Sanok is located at the San river, which performs very essential role in the podkarpackie province. It has length of 442 km and it is not only a source of water’s supply, but also the main base for water recreation in the region. For a lot of years the river was not well utilize, especially in the recreation fields, because of industrial areas, which polluted the river. In the 90’s a lot of factories located at the river banks collapsed, and it had a good influence for the cleanness of the river. For the last ten years local authorities have been focused on the restoring of...

The square of King George I is of great historic importance for the city of Patras. It is characteristically located in its centre with the "Apollo" Municipal Theatre as its reference point. It constitutes one of the most significant neoclassical buildings of the city, designed by Ernst Ziller and built in 1857. It is the most important theatre of Patras hosting the most important theatrical performances. The square, in its former design, was mainly characterized by neoclassical features (a rectangular shape and two symmetrically placed fountains).
The plan for its...

The Plant Protection Institute of Patras (PPIP), which belongs to the National Agricultural Research Foundation (NAGREF), was established in1924. It practices thorough research to produce important scientific knowledge which supports the local agricultural economy. Over the years, the PPIP has highly contributed to the agricultural production and economy of Western Greece. The Institute is located in the east side of Patras, in a rather densely populated area and is considered to be an oasis of nature amongst the surrounding buildings.

During the past years various local...

Case Rotterdam-Zoetermeer-Gouda: ‘Governance’ for regional development

Spatial development is increasingly framed as development on a regional (or supra local) scale. The case Rotterdam-Zoetermeer-Gouda (RZG) covers a large area in the heart of the Randstad Holland, the most internationally oriented metropolitan region in the Netherlands. On this area a large potential development program has accumulated over the years – housing, industry, horticulture, nature development, water storage, recreation - but without coherence. The area is the lowest lying in the...

W.Riverside is a 20Ha former industrial site to the west of Bath but within the city limits. it is a major opportunity for this World Heritage city, constrained by tight development limits and a green belt, to increase its population within the urban bounds. The site is adjacent to the River Avon, but is poorly related to the waterside as a result of flood defences and piling. The proposal, as a result of the extensive consultation, is to enhance the interface in the longer term and improve access to the riverside. The proposal is for a mixed residential, retail and small business...

Stockholm, Social values in urban green areas

the green wedges of the Stockholm Region



When planning the future development of the Stockholm region, it is important to recognise the many different values of the green areas in order to be able make to changes in a sustainable way. In several publications the Office of Regional Planning and Urban Transportation has taken up various aspects of the features that are important to observe from a planning perspective. A report from 1985, “En skogsbacke i Handen” emphasized the interaction between built-up and...

Up to the 19th century the river Isar was an untamed natural flowing river. In springtime melting snow from the alpine region and also heavy rainfall after summer thunderstorms reguarly flooded the lower located quarters of the city of Munich. So in the end of the 19th century the river Isar was regulated due to flood protection. The riverbed was transformed into a floodsafe channel made out of concrete with escorting dykes. In 1900 an artificial technical canal was constructed due to energy production. These means caused a massive disturbance of the river's ecology.
The construction...

The Strategic Plan of Hungary Central Region (2001 – 2006) summarizes the trends in the region, and points that “uncoordinated sub urbanization describes the capital and its surrounding”. It causes signs of slumming in the inner parts of Budapest. On the other hand in the agglomeration settlements the intensification of central functions does not meet the requirements. As the most of the residents of those settlements still find work and services in the capital, real city centers cannot develop in the agglomeration. So the valuable, historical centers, both in Budapest...

The Factory is an important piece of XVIII c. industrial architecture. Its industrial activity ceased long ago. It remains the property of the Ministry of Defence. It houses some office facilities and archives, but it is mostly empty. Its location, just outside the city walls, is rather central nowadays. It occupies 17000 m2.
In 1994 the National Ministry of Culture began a procedure to declare it "of cultural interest"; as a result it was declared a "Monument" in 2001. In 2000 the IPHE, part of the Ministry of Culture, implemented a Plan for Industrial...