The study tried to find a model for planning in the peripheral wastelands of Holland. In these areas the contrast between city and landscape has been abandoned, leaving only a series of cultivated patterns filled with specific programs and specific spatial structures. It is a Patchwork Metropolis: urban fragments in a complex, non-spatial order, subjected to a shifting balance of political, economic, historical and cultural forces. This spatial chaos is an order of a higher complexity that permits a wealth of intense experiences, but also requires new instruments of planning.

Site: The Hague - Rotterdam area
Program: Expansion scenario
Client: City of The Hague
Status: study 1989