What are the potentials of vacant farms in the landscape of Flanders?
OTO is selected, together with Ziegler Branderhorst, by ILVO and the province of Oost-Vlaanderen icw Atelier Vlaams Bouwmeester to work on this research by design project. Results will be presented next month.
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OTO developed a strategy for Hoorn80 together with Buro Moon, Metabolic and C-A-S.
This strategy called “No man is an Island” offers a new perspective for a sustainable industrial area using the energytransition as an incentive. A new collective network is proposed to exchange energy and resources between different companies, which at the same improves the overall spatial quality of this area.
OTO will participate in a research program of Hogeschool van Amsterdam, which is called Sensing Streetscapes: co-researching emerging technologies for enhancing urban design. The research focuses mainly on the design of urban streetscapes in high density environments with a focus on the human scale.
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OTO takes part in BNA study: ontwerpkracht voor bedrijventerreinen.
Case study is industrial area Hoorn80 where the energytransition will be used to transform this area into a more sustainable and attractive part of Hoorn. Together with Buro Moon, Metabolic and C-A-S.
OTO has been selected for the design of landgoed Gravenstein. In collaboration with the owner and Abrahamse de Kock architects, we will develop a scenario which will breath new life into this area. OTO was commissioned to develop a proposal by Tres Invest.
Last week OTO presented, together with Buro Moon and Ravenkop, our project Start-up Farm at the final meeting of Brood & Spelen in Den Bosch. This project shows the potention of new agricultural entrepeneurship for rural areas based on circular principles, inspired bij the urban start-up examples. As a team we believe that diverse entrepreneurship and the space to experiment in small-scale agricultural and horticultural businesses can be the innovation engine for this sector. Start-up Farm Decohof is the first example based on these principles, providing space and a circular system for different kind of activities within a green-blue framework.