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jana van hummel landscape architecture & urban design portfolio


about me the garden city the polder the city park the harbour curriculum vitae


about me I am a designer and a green thinker. I design for people, for specific places with specific characteristics. I believe in economically, socially and ecologically sustainable solutions. As a designer I have the chance and the responsibility to contribute to higher quality living environments, in both the urban and rural landscape. I want us to pay more attention to each other. I want us to pay more attention to our surroundings. I want to make a difference with my creative thinking.


the garden city The development of a city within its existing contours is a challenge of the contemporary city. It is necessary to keep the city vital and to spare the open landscape. For inner-city regeneration in Amsterdam, Slotermeer-Northeast in the Western Garden Cities offers great opportunities. In this post-war area with various forms of open planning there is a lot of space for transformation. To make a contextual urban design, the spatial structure of the district needs to be thoroughly analyzed. By studying the morphology on every scale, from city plan to floor plan, as well as the hierarchy of the green spaces, the DNA of the Garden City becomes visible. Thus, the uniqueness of the city is a major driver behind adjusting it for future challenges.


the garden city

slotermeer-northeast, amsterdam Slotermeer-Northeast has many great qualities: the space, the diversity of residents, the typical ‘50’s architecture and its position between city and countryside. However, there are some problems, the most persistent one being the monotony; monotony in housing, in public space and in green space. The current reputation of the Garden City keeps the educated and creative young starter in the more popular districts within the ring road of the city. line of motion city garden city garden village or village ribbon village industry or business park airport transitional green agricultural landscape

the anchoring of the Western Garden Cities between city and landscape


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concept

The green-grey carpet transforms to a colourful patchwork


urban design interventions

vary city plan morphology: re-parcelling

increase housing supply: transformation, healing open block and creating street wall & renovation

redefine green typologies

save on public greenery maintenance: feralisation

increase facility and service supply

connect city, garden city and rural landscape: city lane


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The main principle of the transformation of the neighbourhood is creating tasteful living environments with a diversity of house typologies and public spaces. The potential of the existing identity is a rich starting point.The transformation of the Garden City will lie in finely meshed modifications of the main structure; the ‘healing’ of open blocks, the refining of large plots, the softening of infrastructure. A meticulous upgrade of the neighbourhood will make the Garden City more attractive to a larger audience. Being distinctive about public, collective and private space is essential for a clear responsibility distribution.

new-build

collective garden

boulevard

buildings to refurbish

rooftop garden

culture square

existing buildings

green strip

residential street

private garden

green tramway

low-traffic residential yard


culture square with two municipal functions: Van Eesterenmuseum and residential tower as a height accent with Cultuurcentrum Slotermeer

reprofiled city lane as spine of the neighbourhood; a lively line of motion as well as a place to be

prairie gardens

yard living

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flowery tramway

slow down traffic

live-work homes (with studio or office) in new street wall interact with passers-by

comfort cyclist and pedestrian

view from boulevard to gardens


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yard transforms from silent rearside to vivid entrance zone

garden villas with rooftop terraces


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prairie in the garden city

Prairie gardens kill three birds with one stone; the monotony of the greenery, the costly maintenance of the green strips and the difficult transition between the private gardens and the public green. In the prairie garden the vegetation forms a system that becomes self-sustaining.

The garden can be left alone after creation, with the exception of annual mowing after winter.

the garden attracts butterflies, bees and other insects who contribute to the greens biodiversity

the garden is attractive for man and animal year round, due to the assembly of hardy, droughtresistent and floriferous grasses and plants


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the polder Landscapes can be considered an accumulation of layers that have come to lie over each other through time. These layers have not been considered enough during the fast build of new suburbs in the Netherlands the last decades. The existing landscape was covered with layers of sand and uniform residential areas emerged. To prevent the city of Rotterdam to swallow up the polder Schieveen, a design for the upgrade of the experience of the polder is required. The polder offers a remarkable visibility of the different phases of the formation of the peat meadow landscape. The characteristics of this unique landscape are the main inspiration for the design.


the polder

scale 1:20.000

schieveen, rotterdam The 460 hectare polder Schieveen is an important link in the green northern border of Rotterdam. By upgrading the experience of Schieveen, the polder becomes the back garden of the city. A place for ecology, recreation, education, agriculture, water management and exchange, with the peatland as protagonist. The existing structures in the landscape are a great starting point for the design.

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visible peatland

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natural vistas plan


pastures and wildflower meadows accessible for hikers

basins where new peat will develop

marsh as water storage and ecological area

open landscape where the vastness is being experienced maximally by keeping large parts of it inaccessible


accessible polder

New walking trails link the zones and connect to the existing routes.

asphalted road gravel path gravel two-track deck path natural footpath

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basin water 14m

dike 6m

gentle slope 23m


the beauty of the polder is being exhibited as a scenic painting due to the literal corten steel framing and poplars that create a stage-like landscape.


water storing marsh

The marsh offers overflow relief, protecting the polders basin water and the lower leveled areas of the polder. The water will be retained here longer and then drained in a controlled manner. The marsh is directly connected to the surrounding pastures by means of a pumping station to maintain a constant level of -5,3m there.

scale 1:1250 height scale: 1:625

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The water level dynamics will contribute to cleaner surface water, a diverse ecosystem, various forms of recreation and therefore rising real estate prices in the polder.

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The planting plan is focused on the natural development of the marsh vegetation. To prevent succession the reed needs to be mowed once every four years in winter. On the inaccessible islands nature has free play.

recreational and educational peninsula during summer level, soay sheep graze away emerging saplings


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large peninsulas with heights between -3,1m and -4,9m, dissected by water strips; much land to water

large pond, dissected by land strips; much water to land

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removing moss prevents development of a marsh forest and contributes to differentiation in the reed

water soldier forms floating islands where new species evolve

ConvolvuloFilipenduletea repress the peat moss reed beds and create colourful waterfront hems

plants with a preference for isolated environments develop in the reed

reed grows on sedge ‘horsts’, winter mowing prevents forestry

with no maintenance of the ‘horsts’, an alder marsh forest will evolve after approximately 10 years


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the present height differences and the existing pattern of ditches are the direct cause of the shape language of the base surface and the routing


the city park The city park no longer is merely a display of plants, an element of the municipal sanitary infrastructure, or a symbol of paradise on earth where man is freed from the busy city life. The city park of today is a vital component of the urban fabric. City and nature collaborate to be a place for relaxation, motion, education, ecology and astonishment. The biggest challenge is always to regulate the nature of meetings and the manners of recreation with spatial designs. Marconipark in Rotterdam is being adjusted to its diverse users. The current urban and green facilities will be complemented with new ones. The new design creates places for the hiker, the family, the student, the pausing professional. The new Marconipark will be a part of the city again.


the city park

marconipark, rotterdam Between the harbour of Rotterdam and the neighbourhoods Spangen and Witte Dorp lies a forgotten piece of city. The by large roads and elevated metro tracks surrounded and intersected triangle has great potential to become a vibrant city park.

existing recreational green facilities: school gardens, sports fields, petting zoo and unused park strips on the east and west flank

existing urban facilities: football stadium, high school, primary school, swimming pool, offices and an empty town square

design principles

serenity & activity

vast open space in the city

water plays the leading part

city and nature united


spacious meadows with colourful groups of trees

scale 1:5000

school gardens

open swimming pond

concrete island with ruin

urban promenade

rugged islands in marsh garden high school

old railway embankment

petting zoo entrance square

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Various routes connect the natural and the urban zones. A concrete footpath, the spine of the park, guides the visitor along all vistas the park has to offer. The visitor descends at the petting zoo, alongside the cascade and the reed of the helophyte filter. The path continues through the water parallel to the metro track and the high school garden and crosses the pond. Here the path separates the swimming pond from the marsh, crosses the urban promenade and eventually joins the greenery next to the old railway embankment.

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marsh area with natural banks and water up to 30cm deep

concrete footpath serves as a dam between two water types

swimming pond with water up to 80cm deep


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marsh islands are rugged natural playgrounds where children can explore the local ecology

concrete island with ruin is an intersection and resting point in the pond


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helophyte filter

Clean water is required for a swimming pond and a healthy ecosystem. The polluted water from the Singel will be pumped into the southside of the park and guided through a cascade, a reed field and a purification marsh. The cleansed water enters the swimming pond and eventually ends up in the Schie river.

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marsh clover, frogbit, bulrush & arrowhead & reed water plantain

zwemvijver swimming pond

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waterlily mare’s tail

club-rush

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swimming pond with stony quay and quay steps

purification marsh with ecological banks impression of planting per season; alternating views whole year round


the harbour The city of Amsterdam is working on a transformation strategy for the industrial areas on the Western IJ river banks to become mixed urban areas in the coming decades. Deciding what to do with the existing ship wharf Shipdock is one of the concrete actions that is part of this strategy. During my time at MUST urbanism I explored different development scenarios for Shipdock. This was a very fast project of only two weeks. The scenarios were presented to the alderman to help him decide weather to extend or terminate the wharfs contract. This decision has a major influence on the further roll-out of the city along the river banks.


the harbour shipdock, amsterdam

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But Amsterdam is growing at a fast rate and is in need of new expansion locations within the city boarders. The feasibility of the IJ river banks transformation is dependent on the environmental impact of the industry. In order to create safe living and working environments, polluting industry has to leave the area.

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The city of Amsterdam is divided on whether Shipdock should stay or go. The wharf so close to the city is a unique location with a great history. The large offshore vessels, tankers and fishing boats make an exciting dynamic view.

scenario 1 maritime residential area (from 2028) the wharf disappears With a FSI of 1.5, between 2.916 and 5.835 homes will be realised. The area will transform to a mixed maritime residential area where the rough characteristics of the harbour are still visible. It will be the next step towards developing the more western areas of the IJ river banks.

location Shipdock on IJ river bank

sketch of Shipdock as maritime residential area (source: MUST urbanism)


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scenario 2 ship wharf & maritime residential area (from 2028) the wharf downsizes

scenario 3 ship wharf (until 2045) the wharf remains

With a FSI of 1.5, between 764 and 1.530 homes will be realised. By downsizing the wharf and covering docks, the noise contour decreases and part of the area will be transformed to a mixed maritime residential area. The wharf will still attract small scale business. There will be a gap in the development of the western areas of the IJ river banks until the wharf disappears in 2045.

The noise contours won’t allow the build of new homes, it will be possible to create a business strip north of the wharf. There will be a large gap in the development of the western areas of the IJ river banks until the wharf disappears in 2045.


curriculum vitae education Bachelor of Built Environment Architectural Engineering with specialty Urbanism University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool van Amsterdam), Amsterdam, 2009 - 2013

skills Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop

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AutoCAD + + + + SketchUp + +

analysis and design of public space, place making, city planning, urban transformation

ArcGIS +

competences:

model building + + + +

- basic knowledge architecture, construction, project management en transformation & renovation (theory, analysis, hand drawing, technical drawing, detail section and model building)

Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Powerpoint

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iWork Pages, Numbers, Keynote

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- in depth specialisation urbanism with subjects spatial planning, public space design, function mix, complexity & density, theoretical foundation and form studies

hand drawing + + +

photography + + + +

activities

- urban design graduation project MEER sloterMEER

International Festival of Art & Construction

Minor Landscape Architecture

theme: Self Sufficient Rural Future. Tutor of the workshop ‘Floating City’, exchanging philosophies about and creating of a sculpture of the future city.

University of Technology, Delft, 2012 analysis and design of the unbuilt landscape competences: analysis and design garden, park and polder (theory, spatial analysis, layer analysis, botanical knowledge)

Bergen, 2015

bouwkundevereniging University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool van Amsterdam), Amsterdam, 2011 - 2013 board member of student organisation


work experience graduate urban design intern MUST urbanism Amsterdam, June - July 2015 making infographics of Dutch food production; mapping Dutch healthcare system for International Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam ‘The Next Economy’; making an exploration of development scenarios for harbour area on Amsterdam’s western IJ river banks urban design intern MUST urbanism Amsterdam, 2011 - 2012 making of extensive historical analysis maps, exploratory photo montages and maps that show the historical development of the landscape in shrinkage areas in Groningen; making of analytical drafts of the urban development and infrastructure and photo montages for final design of Vaartenland in SouthHolland; building various models hospitality 2003 - 2015 competences: responsibility, product knowledge, communicative skills, hospitality, complaint handling, planning and working in a team


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