On Wednesday December 9th, there was a sneak preview of the book Enterprising Architecture. Business Park Nieuw-Vennep Zuid. This publication, co-published by Podium voor Architectuur Haarlemmermeer & Schiphol and Jap Sam Books, will be released January 2010.
Nieuw-Vennep Zuid is a business park with a vision: an elaborate urban development plan, an ambitious landscape design and a first-rate architectural execution. This book portrays this exceptional business park, its buildings and the whole process of realization in word and image. Substantive articles throw light on the relations between local and national interests and the influence of these interests on the evolved residential and working landscape.The relationship between the smallest link, the consumer, the human being, and the municipality, the province, the national government and large companies like the Schiphol Group are closely scrutinized. The opportunities and the gaps in developing business parks in the Netherlands in general, and that of this business park in particular, are discussed. Concluding that architecture and entrepreneurship in no way have to rule out one another, this book contributes largely to the discussion on business park policy in the Netherlands.
Michel Bezuijen/vice major Haarlemmermeer, Miranda Reitsma/Provincial advisor Ruimtelijke Kwaliteit Noord Holland, and Elco Brinkman/chairman Bouwend Nederland received the first copies of Enterprising Architectuur. Business Park Nieuw-Vennep Zuid.
For more information or if you would like to order this title: Enterprising Architecture