AIVP Recommendation

In the interface between city and port, temporary land use will often be a provisional solution designed to comply with zoning requirements related to safety, noise, dust, traffic, and other aspects of port activities. This way, projects can evolve over time, depending on future urban and port needs. These temporary uses can be seen as an intermediate stage of the project, and will typically involve:
– temporary, “light” urban equipping such as prefabricated / modular units that can be moved, etc.
– construction of evolution-capable buildings initially dedicated to a given use – office space, for example – but easily adaptable to other functions such as housing, depending on future urban requirements and the evolution of port activities, legislative changes, etc.

Copenhagen (Denmark)

Copenhagen, a beautiful city that is in some ways the victim of its own success, is facing a shortage of available residential space, particularly for students.


Seville (Spain)

Seville has bet on complete flexibility for its new cruise terminal. Designed by Hombre de Piedra and Buró4, this terminal located in Las Delicias is based on reusing cargo containers.


Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Student housing units have been created in transition areas such as Houthaven and NDSM Wharf, to help meet housing needs for this population segment, which typically only requires temporary accommodation.