This masterplan proposes a strategy in steps to improve the eastern side of the Central Market Square in the city of Groningen. In a first step, a number of less important buildings will be taken down to create a new cultural square as an annex to the main square. Secondly, new buildings with programs for culture and leisure will be introduced to make a new Cultural Forum on the site. At the end, the Market square will be brought back to its original pre-war proportions by adding building volume in order to reduce the size of the square.
Site: Central Market Square
Program: Inner city redevelopment
Client: City of Groningen
Status: masterplan 2003, accepted 2005