Optional visit to Vathorst, Amersfoort on 22 June

© Cor Oosterbeek

Optional visit to Amersfoort included in Full Congress ticket. RSVP required.

Following on directly from our time in Eindhoven, the Academy is taking the opportunity to visit Vathorst in Amersfoort.

Vathorst is the latest city-district of Amersfoort, being developed between 2002 and 2023. The objective is to build some 10,000 houses with all the necessary amenities, including shopping, sporting and cultural facilities, public transport, healthcare centres, primary and secondary schools. These amenities are kept in step with the building process and as such offer inhabitants of Vathorst direct use of them. 30,000 people will be living here. The total size of Vathorst is 560 ha, of which 228 ha is specific designated for housing. The housing programme consists of some 10,000 houses of which 30% has to be affordable for low-income households. Offices (120,000m2) and a business park (3 ha) are also part of the plan. The development itself stems directly from the Fourth Memorandum of Spatial Planning, a national housing programme dating back from 1993 (so-called VINEX).

Anyone walking, cycling or driving through Vathorst will immediately notice the diversity in architecture and the variety in urban and rural landscape. Research shows that the inhabitants of Vathorst identify with “their’’ area, their own place. They experience Vathorst as bustling and diverse. Vathorst has succeeded to connect modernity, quality and diversity.
Map and information

Depart Eindhoven
Welcome and introduction to Vathorst by
CEO and senior location developers at The Information Center, Vathorst.
Boat trip around The Laak, a development of West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture, or a bicycle tour.

Attend the visit

The visit is included in the price of a Full Congress ticket. There are 50 places available on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to attend please register your place with Olga Gaitani at [email protected]