De Zwarte Hond develops master plan for former industrial site in Goor

From one-time steam bleaching plant to contemporary living environment

De Zwarte Hond, together with landscape architects Strootman Landschapsarchitecten, is drawing up the strategic plan for the redevelopment of the Twentse Stoomblekerij (TSB) site in Goor, which is part of the Hof van Twente municipality. Participation experts from SIR communication and participation bureau in Enschede are also involved in the project. In the near future, residents and other stakeholders will be invited to help develop the Óp Stoom Master Plan in various ways.

Organic development
The master plan will be a strategic plan with room for organic development in the various sub-areas. These areas will be implemented step by step in the coming years. Alderman Wim Meulenkamp is particularly enthusiastic about the collaboration: “The offices were really convincing and inspiring in their vision of the TSB site,” he says. “Together, we will take the next important steps in its redevelopment. We want to develop something that fits Goor and the environment. We are asking the people of Goor to think along with us.”

Collaborative team
The partnership was selected through a tender from six local, regional and national parties. De Zwarte Hond and Strootman Landschapsarchitecten work together regularly. Jeroen de Willigen, creative director at Zwarte Hond, explains what he is looking forward to in the master plan for the TSB site: “It’s a really beautiful place, with characteristics that can really make a difference in the further development of Goor,” he says. “We are excited to be able to shape the future here, together with the town.”

Berno Strootman is happy that he can dedicate himself to Goor’s future: “The TSB site is big, and so much is possible. The municipality is ambitious, and so are we. Goor will be adding a very special area, close to the centre.” Barbara Borghuis, partner at SIR, sees many opportunities to design a broadly based Master Plan together with residents, companies and social institutions. The SIR communication and participation office is no stranger to Hof van Twente and is also involved in the participation platform Ikpraatmee.

Picture: Strootman Landschapsarchitecten