Developed in 2006 the Ontwerpbus (Design Bus) enables a new form of working on architectural projects with a focus on communication and participationl. Situated on various spots on the site this conspicuous architectural office is ued to design and explore the site.
Inhabitants and users are addressed in a low-key manner: they drop by the bus for coffee and conversation. Stories and peculiarities of a site shape the design-process – an added value for the design and for future users.
The bus was used successfully on projects in Rijsenhout in collaboration with inhabitants and the village council, restructuring entire neighborhoods in Alkmaar Noord with inhabitants, the municipality and housing corporation Woonwaard (realized in 2007-2011) and various educational projects. More info: www.ontwerpbus.nl