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Roombeek | by Bart van Damme
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Pandora's Box by Michiel de Wit & Hein Jan Geerdink architects, Roombeek, Enschede, the Netherlands. Neighbours were horrified by this architecture to the extend they actually moved.

I think it's pretty nice myself.


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On May 13th, 2000, 23 people were killed and 950 people were injured because of the fireworks disaster at Enschede. 1250 people got homeless. Their homes where totally destroyed by the final blast. After the fireworks disaster, confidence in the town needed to be restored. Thus a supervised reconstruction of the area was carried out, called 'Project Reconstruction Roombeek'. Urban supervisor Pi de Bruijn was chosen to lead the project - due to his background in Twente, and extensive experience with other major urban projects. More information.

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Taken on July 26, 2009