Musiskwartier in Arnhem Wins Urban Design Merit Award from AIA NYCApril 30, 2008
Musiskwartier, a mixed-use infill urban development in Arnhem, the Netherlands, has won an Urban Design Merit Award in the AIA New York Building Type Awards program, co-sponsored by the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and by the Boston Society of Architects. Musiskwartier enlivens a fine-grained, formerly industrial neighborhood with a new market square that respects historical patterns of development and new buildings that combine ground-floor retail with residences above organized around shared courtyards. The new structures are carefully woven into and around existing historic buildings, in an idiom that complements but does not mimic the fabric of the surrounding city. Musiskwartier won a Charter Award from the Congress for the New Urbanism in 2006. The developer is Multi Corporation of Gouda, the Netherlands.
INBO of Woudenberg, Netherlands, served as associate architect.
(Photos by Hans Spuijt)