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Natural or fully built area?  View potential scenarios for Rijnenburg polder here

Natural or fully built area? View potential scenarios for Rijnenburg polder here

It is still not clear what the future of the Rijnenburg polder will look like in Utrecht. Some parties want to build homes as quickly as possible, while others want to use the space on the outskirts of the city to generate sustainable energy. However, it appears that in the long term, construction will eventually take place in Rijnenburg. The municipality of Utrecht has asked the offices of PosadMaxwan and Goudappel to carry out the design study, which includes identifying three possible future models for the area.

at Green Rheinenberg Model No homes or workplaces will be built in Boulder. This creates space for greenery and recreation, for example. In addition to a modest bike network, almost no infrastructure will ever be built in Rheinenberg. This model also has space for a rowing course, eg for rowing clubs in Utrecht.

The area can be accessed via tunnels under the A2 and A12, but according to the study, access to the area would be better if more tunnels were built under the motorways. Finally, the agencies state that this model leaves a lot of freedom of choice in terms of interpretation.

Klein Rheinenberg Model

In this model, approximately 21,500 homes would be built in the southern part of Boulder and approximately 12,500 jobs would be created. At Galecopperzoom in Nieuwegein, a light rail line enters the area and a bus or tram track from the north.

Walking and cycling were also taken into account in this model, as well as good connections to the different areas. This is in the context of “healthy urban living”. Cars can also drive in the area, but in the Klein Rijnenburg model, these areas are minimally connected. This is to block traffic.

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The northern part of the boulder remains open in this form. There will be public transport links and other infrastructure, and sustainable energy can also be generated in the area. Because with both “Model Groen Rijnenburg” and “Model Klein Rijnenburg”, offices assume that the temporary energy landscape has been created or not yet built.

Groot Rijnenburg model

The last model assumes that the temporary power sight has been fired again. In this scenario, the entire boulder is used for construction. About 33,500 homes will be built and about 16,500 workplaces will be created. In terms of ideas about public transport, walking, cycling and the car, this model is comparable to the “Klein Rijnenburg”.

The municipality stresses that this study is the first step in the design process. “We want to get insight into the challenges that arise and what the main consequences are.”

Looking at here Complete design study by PosadMaxwan and Goudappel.

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