CreateYourTheHague

During TodaysArt Festival [S!MPL] gathered the best ideas in The Hague. On large sheets of paper residents and visitors draw their ideas for the city. Over 100 ideas were collected and shared on the Facebook website createyourthehague.com. The most ‘liked’ ideas were presented to the municipality of The Hague and they were very well received.

The most popular idea, from film fans Martijn, Vanity and Sorena, was a drive-in cinema in the Binckhorst. The original drawing of this idea along with all other ideas was given by Sorena to Councillor Ingrid Engelshoven.

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Councillor van Engelshoven received the best ideas for The Hague and is excited!

Councilor Ingrid van Engelshoven was very happy with her gifts and is very enthusiastic about the project and the ideas. The councilor said among other things: “I have never in my life been in a drive-in cinema and when I saw this idea I thought that seems delightful”

She is especially happy that the project CreateYourTheHague reached also the younger generations. She sees opportunities and invites [S!MPL] to discuss with her how a good follow-up can be made.

Interactive platform

The project CreateYourTheHague was so enthusiastically received by the citizens and visitors to The Hague that [S!MPL] developed an idea for an interactive website, so everyone can share their ideas for the city with the rest of the world.

This interactive platform tries to change the traditional planning process and to facilitate new formats for planning by creating an online platform which enables enthusiasts, governments, architects and other professionals to post their ideas and plans. Through social media (facebook, twitter, etc.) people can react to these plans. When an idea or plan has been sufficiently developed and has gathered enough support, they can be realised.

Read more about this interactive platform in our post CreateYourCity.org

More information

Paul de Vries, M.Sc.
[S!MPL] Environmental Psychology and Architecture
T: +316 3356 9512
E: paul@smpl.biz

Street toolbox Rotterdam

Example of the street toolbox Rotterdam

Development of a toolbox for residents to redesign their own street. The toolbox should strengthen the position of the residents during participatory processes towards professionals. Because the lack of knowledge of residents often weakens their position in these processes.

With the street toolbox the residents can show different options for the redesign of their street, with different options for: parking, street furniture, facade changes, pavement, lighting and greenery. It is primarily intended for Rotterdam neighborhoods, but can also be used for other cities in the future. The toolkit is a living tool: during use several options can be added or existing ones can be modified.

Project team

Paul de Vries and Linda van de Sande
Commissioned by Karin Mulder (kMot) and Paul Claessens (resident Rotterdam)

More information

Paul de Vries, M.Sc.
[S!MPL] Environmental Psychology and Architecture
T: +316 3356 9512
E: paul@smpl.biz