The scale 1:100 is an unfamiliar, but mainly confronting scale for urban planners. The entity ‘street’ is the working field of various professions, the transition of abstract, global forms to the human scale. The street may be the smallest division for urbanism.
In a workshop for the Biennale ‘Vacancy and Re-Use’, the table was laid with a 1:100 model of the ‘Steenweg’, a street in the city of Sittard, Limburg. Urbanists, economists and architects took a seat for a reconstruction of its property, its economic coherence and its programmatic layout.
The project ‘WinkelWeg’ (ShopWay or Shopaway) uses the scale of the street to connect urban planning closer to the human scale. That includes that the focus of the workshop was not on architecture, but on the preparation of design planning. ‘WinkelWeg’ is about the planning of a strategy, the search for potentials. Instead of demarcation, ‘WinkelWeg’ is facilitating the meeting of urban planning with other professions to develop a future scenario for the ‘Steenweg’.
location: Steenweg, Sittard
client: Gemeente Sittard Geleen
team: Tim Prins, Nora Müller, Gaby Paulissen
assistance: Mark Proosten, Rob Pohlen,
publicatie: fragment tv-programma Altijd Wat