By the year 2025 Rotterdam aims to have halved its CO2-emissions; an ambitious plan that will require a revolutionary approach to urban areas. One proactive response to this challenge is an exploratory study of the Hart van Zuid, an area including the Ahoy, Zuidplein and the Ikazia hospital. An interdisciplinary team has investigated how to tackle CO2-issues in a structured way. This has resulted in the Rotterdam Energy Approach and Planning (REAP) methodology. REAP supports initial demand for energy, propagates the use of waste streams and advocates use of renewable energy sources to satisfy the remaining demand. REAP can be applied at all levels: individual buildings, clusters of buildings and even whole neighbourhoods. Applying REAP to the Hart van Zuid has shown that this area can become CO2-neutral. Best of all: REAP can be applied everywhere.
DESIGN:Duzan Doepel, Eline Strijkers with Chantal Vos i.c.w. JAEDITORS:Andy van den Dobbelsteen, Duzan Doepel, Nico TillieDESIGN BOOK:Studio Minke Themans



The publication explains the background and the methodology behind REAP. Detailed plans for Hart van Zuid lavishly illustrate its use.

CLIENT:Rotterdam Climate InitiativeLOCATION:casestudy Hart van Zuid, RotterdamPROGRAM:housing, shops. hospital, school, event centre, sports complex, parkingSTATUS :study 2009