DOEPELSTRIJKERS IS AN INTERDISCIPLINARY DESIGN STUDIO FOR INTERIOR, ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN PROJECTS. The beauty of our profession is the ability to respond to the specifics of a place and culture. To dive deep into local conditions and challenges and find tailor-made design solutions.



Sustainable cities should generate at least as much energy as they consume and on a regional scale be self sufficient in the production of food. Closing energy, water and waste cycles on the building and district scale is one strategy to achieve this.

This approach generates HYBRID forms of architecture and urban clusters that produce more energy, water and food than they consume. This surplus forms a source of income for the district generating a healthy local economy and increased level of well-being. Public private partnerships form the basis for the decentralized local energy, water and food co-operations that manage and maintain the systems.
Sustainable city design is not merely about balancing flows. In the Merwe and Vierhavens case study, we investigated how social parameters can be combined with technical parameters to generate a truly sustainable urban area. A ‘low energy urban morphology’ combines the ideals of a healthy, livable city with high densities and optimal public transport system. This results in a low-rise, high-density model with adaptive forms of architecture in which public, collective and private realms are subtly connected.
Merwe- Vierhavens, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
vision for a sustainable city in 2040, housing, office, retail
study 2009
Duzan Doepel, Eline Strijkers with Lieke Genten, Kees Besterveld, Chantal Vos, Juul Barnard, Nels Nelson, Julia Hulgado
kameleon concept
Sublean, DoepelStrijkers and partners
Wieland & Gouwens
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