Stedenwijk Noord, completed in 1979, was one of Almere’s
problem areas. Subsidence, neglected maintenance and poor architectural quality dragged the district down both socially and aesthetically. The housing corporation De Goede Stede, the main proprietor, decided to refurbish the district in Amsterdam School style. The result is not only a success from the point of view of
functionality and sustainability, but the district has improved in
its social and aesthetic qualities by leaps and bounds.
The lovely Bas ten Brinke petting zoo in the nearby park is the project’s jewel in the crown.