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Step #3 – The design tools Public and private partners work with the same design tools: variety in size and scale, porosity and diversity in use and maintenance activities. The more these tools are used, the more species can settle in the area. Effects of using the design tools on the Arenapoort are put together in a matrix. Differing areas are woven together through the increase of the variety in size and scale of the water network, the vegetation pattern and the building morphology. The terrain becomes more intricately connected with more porosity in buildings’ walls and in paving. More diversity in maintenance of planting and paving offers further variety for species. Arenapoort is a nearly continuous terrain. It has become a rich, biodiverse mountain landscape for people, plants and animals. A mixed-use building in a small-scale landscape The plot is situated on the border zone between the Mandelapark and shopping zone Arenapoort. Seen from the mountain metaphor perspective, it lies between the grass plains and the rocky area. The cross section allows discussing the plot’s main challenges. Different types of spaces are created on the site to let people, plants and animals live and pass through undisturbed. The defined clients are the users of the sports hall, young people in the apartments and the inhabitants of the garden and the Amstelland biotopes. The public space on the edge of the park is turned into a small-scale urban farming area. Constructions are drawn with varying sizes and scales, containing facilities for birds and insects. Some of the imaged roof terraces are open 140

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First Guide to Nature Inclusive Design  

First Guide to Nature Inclusive Design  

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