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In Dutch Way

Inspired by tandems, if the distance between the front and back seats is sufficient, it can keep the two people in 1.5 meters

As I am not sure whether the bicycle chains and gears can support such a distance, we could also combine two monocycles with a beam

Face to face is better than face to back as for fostering social encounters, and in this way they can move both forward and backward while maintaining 1.5 meters distance.

If we change the beam into a circle, then it can contains more people and it is much easier to keep balance.

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Activate Dakpark

Anchor Points of Dakpark

Dakpark has various social spaces and facilities: playground, benches, fountain square, restaurant and urban gardens. It is visible how most access points are facing Bospolder or at the two ends of the park. If you are already in the park, there is only one point to go down to the shopping street: the stairs in the middle part.

Active point 1: placid / passive encounters: chatting & viewing

According to the manager, the playground on the north side of Dakpark is a popular place, a lot of parents send their children here intently because they think it is unique. However, the open time is limited since the children are only allowed when they have parents or volunteer watched. If there was an installation on the top of the park facing the playground, the parents can chat with each other in a relaxing way while watching their kids, and foster other passive encounters. And the installation could also be a fun place for the children

Active point 2: dynamic / active encounters: sports & reaction

As there is only one stair which is in the middle on the Dakpark that connects the park and the shopping street, the space around the stair is an essential anchor point with multiple functions facilities. It could be the community centre with multiple functions and has a large ranged target group. It should be the most dynamic space in the park, with sports and reaction facilities that attract people to come and willing to spend more time

connection route

As the large space of Dakpark, it is necessary to connect the active points together, and also add sub-points with the same elements to orient people go along the park, move from one point to the other. The sub-points can be patter on the ground that identified the ground’s characteristic or oriented-viewing stand facing to the urban gardens.

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Keep open space active

Any enclosed or unenclosed land where there is no building or less than 1/20 of the property has a building, and the remaining land is used as a park, entertainment place, waste or unused areas.

 “Open space” was first defined in Open Space Act

What do the residents need in the open space?


  • Function: The facilities are complete in the playground, including the basketball playground, the fitness equipment, the children reaction facilities, the garden.
  • Target group: The Target group includes children, teenagers, young people, dog walkers
  • Social activities: children playing, parents chatting, teenagers/young people doing sports, walking dogs in the garden, graffiti on the open field
  • Advantages: multiple activities, multiple target group
  • Disadvantage: social activities only exist on sunny days

How to maintain the social activities in bad weather?


  • Function: The facilities fields are independent and clearly distinguished ( greenway, footpath, children reaction park, forest space, urban landscape, fountain square)
  • Target group: residents from the whole Rotterdam
  • Social activities: related sports(stretching on the railing, running around the footpath), walking, viewing, children playing, parents chatting
  • Advantage: multiple activities, multiple target group, the function of each open space is clear and not affecting each other, the influenced range is the whole Rotterdam
  • Disadvantage: social activities only exist on sunny days

How to foster the social activities in bad weather?

Grote Visserijplein

  • Function: field for regular open market
  • Target group: served for the customers who are mostly residents in Rotterdam
  • Social activities: shopping, eating, meet with friends
  • Advantage: a large number of participants, fixed participants
  • Disadvantage: the market only being held twice per week, most time the field is idle

How to keep activities happening in no-events time