Nieuw-West Amsterdam: street art
we are proud to publish the existing route of the murals at on the streets of our hood*
check out what’s happening in the next 1,5 months in our neighbourhood*
- Pilar Roca
come visit and enjoy the summer with us,
Glamorous Outcasts, KidZArt, Huis van de Wijk, Stadsdeel Nieuw-West, Burgremeester DeVlugt School, Stichting BOOT, De Alliantie, Tante Ali***
Artches for Youth at Westpoort
KlimHal in Westpoort Amsterdam is one of the most exciting climbing indoor/outdoor facilities. It’s premises are next door to YoungStartups and 3 minutes away from Sloterdijk Station. Quarterly Westpoort Symposium meet up was held this time round right there, at the sexy and young Klimhal. It made sense, now that Artches for Youth have received their European Funding, to introduce them to the Westpoort Onderneemers group.
Artches for Youth is a project initiated by Michaell, a 23 year old resident of Slotermeer, New West Amsterdam. His idea was inspired by activities of the Stichting Glamorous Outcasts in his back-yard: Tales of the Nine. But when he heard about Artches in Sloterdijk, he was on fire!
“it all makes sense”, said Michaell at our first meeting, “we can connect at least 12 local boys with 12 companies across the road, we can organize the opening ceremony and generate public attention, we can do so much for our buurt” Needless to say that the project managed to get excited even Freek Ossel, who met Michaell during the Westpoort Symposium, organized by NewAmsterdam. Mr Ossel is working hard on engaging and sparkling the motivation and youth around our city.
Michaell has since written the project and got accepted by Youth in Action Program to execute it. In fact, he and his project will be filmed by the European Youth in Action organisation through out its execution. Michaell is being coached by Najim from Stichting Combeat.tv, Utrecht.
Here’s Michaell in Tales of the Nine, Nieuw-West Amsterdam: http://youtu.be/Z5c301yYtss
The Zorrotzaurre Urban Regeneration Project
“The Zorrotzaurre project is the latest major urban regeneration project to be implemented in Bilbao. Zorrotzaurre is an area that has shown constant social and industrial decline since the 1970s, where, today, scarcely 500 people live.
The area occupies 838,781m2, of which more than half belong to public institutions (the Regional Basque Government, the Bilbao City Hall and the Port Authority of Bilbao) with the rest shared between a number of private owners.
Zorrotzaurre experienced its industrial heyday in the mid-sixties with the opening up of the Deusto Canal by the Bilbao Port Authority, a development never completely concluded.”
“In 2001, public and private Zorrotzaurre owners formed a Management Commission for the Urban Development of Zorrotzaurre, to promote and execute the urban regeneration plan of the area.
The Master Plan project was designed by the prestigious Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid. The Master Plan drawn up in 2004, and revised in 2007, includes the complete opening of the Deusto Canal leading to the transformation of the Zorrotzaurre peninsula into an island, thereby guaranteeing flood protection for the area.
With the initial approval of the Zorrotzaurre Special Plan by the Bilbao City Hall in November 2011, a final impulse was given to this urban regeneration project which, one year later (November 29th 2012) was consolidated and reinforced with the definitive approval of the Special Plan.
Seen as a whole, the regeneration of Zorrotzaurre represents a balanced and integral project, defined by concepts of sustainability, that recuperates a degraded space and converts it into a new quarter of Bilbao. A new quarter that is well-connected to the rest of the city, equipped with affordable housing, areas for environmentally-friendly industry, cultural and social facilities and plenty of open spaces for the enjoyment of local people.”