We’re very excited that Blossem has been awarded the 2022 BLAStprijs — the prize for the best architecture, urbanism and landscaping in Breda. This year's edition is dedicated to area development developed in line with the acceleration challenge, by means of the ‘100-day approach’.
Karres en Brands and Studioninedots join forces to design the Blossem urban plan: a radical response to the City of Breda's ambition to redevelop the historic Nibb-it factory site into a new residential area with a central park. We have radically turned the ambition inside out and use densification to create a genuine park in the city.
Robust buildings will revive the original soul of the old factory site, but are now surrounded by a 2.7-hectare car-free city park. By moving away from the classical central park model and proposing a interwoven green structure an entirely new type of resilient neighbourhood arises. A place where park and building are always interconnected, where every resident has direct access to a lush green environment.
Nederlandse Bouw Unie | Gemeente Breda | Maas-Jacobs