Olympic Main Structure NL
2011 | The Dutch government in charge in 2010 had the ambition of organizing the Olympics of 2028. The Ministry of Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM) asked ZJA/One Architecture to conduct a design research on spatial planning issues related to this ambition. Michel Heesen was part of the research team, focussing on both practical and strategic issues, such as: How to ensure a maximum legacy? Where to host the games: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, nation-wide? Where to locate an Olympic village? How to deal with the issue of ‘white elephants’: the many stadiums in the world that remain empty after the games have finished?