Winner Dutch Design Award Frame Public Award – 2014


October 2014

Contaminated soil on the site of a former shipyard is purified by the creation of a garden. Old houseboats are placed in it, which each person can refurbish as they see fit. After ten years, the soil will be cleaner.

"De Ceuvel gives the impression of a utopia that has actually been realised. The Affordable accommodation and housing not only cleanse the site, but also lay a solid foundation in the form of an engaged community. A strong point of the project is that it was created and developed by a community. Only preconditions were outlined within which organisations and parties could develop their own plan."