Kern Architecten invited the office of Niek Roozen Ltd. to participate in a workgroup in order to create an urban design and landscape plan based on their vision for the Sterrenberg area of the Donderberg neighborhood. This process takes place simultaneously with the planning and construction of the housing transformation.
The Donderberg is the most densely populated neighborhood in Roermond and includes a wide mix of nationalities, often with lower incomes and associated social challenges.
After a thorough spatial analysis of the area, a set of tools has been created for the redesign of the public spaces in the Sterrenberg section of the neighborhood. By pinpointing the qualities and possibilities, it is possible to transform the currently unorganized and introverted spaces into a neighborhood with a clear green structure and spatial composition which responds to the needs of the area. With relatively simple resources, it is possible to create a plan which increases the livability and quality for the people in and around Sterrenberg.