Frank van der Hoeven

Frank van der Hoeven
Delft University of Technology | TU · Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment

MSc, PhD

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January 2008 - April 2015
Delft University of Technology
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Technical Report
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The temperature is rising due to climate change, resulting in more heat waves and more hot days and nights. All government agencies (municipalities, provincial governments and water boards) in the Netherlands must therefore identify the bottlenecks relating to flooding, heat, drought and floods before 2020. RIVM has proposed standardising the 'test...
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This paper presents a systematic approach to analysing the visual impact of tall building evolution on cities and their surrounding landscape, using Rotterdam and The Hague as case studies. Critical tall building clusters that visually determine the skyline of both cities are identified and allow comparison of actual tall building development and t...
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Climate scientists forecast that heat waves will occur more often in the Netherlands in the coming decades. The Hotterdam study accordingly measured urban heat and modelled the surface energy balance in the Dutch city of Rotterdam. It identified in detail the city’s social, morphological, and land-use dimensions using a geographic information syste...
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Scientists, climatologists, and urban planners have started to recognize the importance of nature at two very different scales: the global (metabolic) and the local (liveability) scales. The regional scale is the one at which these macro and micro approaches overlap. Future predictions foresee an increase of more than 2450 million urban inhabitants...
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In the Netherlands awareness regarding the Urban Heat Island (UHI) was raised relatively recently. Because of this recent understanding, there is a lack of consistent urban micro- meteorological measurements to allow a conventional UHI assessment of Dutch cities during heat waves. This paper argues that it is possible to retrieve relevant UHI infor...
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Spatial Networks represent the connectivity structure between units of space as a weighted graph whose links are weighted as to the strength of connections. In case of urban spatial networks, the units of space correspond closely to streets and in architectural spatial networks the units correspond to rooms, convex spaces or star-convex spaces. Onc...
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Starchitect Zaha Hadid won the bid to design one of the planned stadiums for the 2022 FIFA World Cup event in Qatar. Her design for the Al-Wakrah stadium became the centrepiece of a discussion on the role that starchitects play in society. That debate reached a boiling point in August 2014, and resulted in a digital lynching party that sheds seriou...
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The urban heat island effect is often associated with large metropolises. However, in the Netherlands even small cities will be affected by the phenomenon in the future (Hove et al., 2011), due to the dispersed or mosaic urbanisation patterns in particularly the southern part of the country: the province of North Brabant. This study analyses the av...
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The world is increasingly concerned with sustainability issues. Climate change is not the least of these concerns. The complexity of these issues is such that data and information management form an important means of making the right decisions. Nowadays, however, the sheer quantity of data is overwhelming; large quantities of data demand means of...
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1,3,4 TU Delft 2 123DV 1 https://sites.google.com/site/pirouznourian/configurbanist 1,3,4 {P.Nourian|I.S.Sariyildiz|F.D.vanderHoeven}@tudelft.nl 2 S.Rezvani@123dv.nl In a quest for promoting sustainable modes of mobility, we have revisited how feasible and suitable is it for people to walk or cycle to their destinations in a neighbourhood. We propo...
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Сегодня городской остров тепла считается одним из важнейших вопросов здравоохранения, требующих незамедлительного решения. В рамках исследовательского проекта «Хоттердам» проводится изучение острова тепла в Роттердаме, чтобы объяснить связь между здоровьем населения и теми характеристиками городской среды, которые делают климат теплее или холоднее....
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The urban heat island is considered to be one of the contemporary health aspects that cities urgently need to respond to. The Hotterdam research project addresses the Rotterdam urban heat island, in order to explain the links between the health of the city’s population and the features of its built environment that make it more or rather less warm....
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Achtergrond Hittegolven komen in de toekomst vaker voor in Rotterdam. Daarbij zijn vooral ouderen kwetsbaar, een groep die in omvang groeit. Gelet op de Parijse hittegolf van augustus 2003 en de Rotterdamse hittegolf van juli 2006 neemt de kans toe op een verhoogde sterfte onder met name oudere inwoners in de zomerperiode. Methode Het doel van Hott...
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Summary Background Heat waves will occur in Rotterdam with greater frequency in the future. Those affected most will be the elderly – a group that is growing in size. In the light of the Paris heat wave of August 2003 and the one in Rotterdam in July 2006, mortality rates among the elderly in particular are likely to rise in the summer. Method The...
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We discuss fundamentals of a new computational approach to configurative analysis and synthesis and present a number of advancements we have made in the direction of computational analysis of walking and cycling mobility. We have scrutinized the notion of distance and addressed it in correspondence with the notion of geodesic or optimum path. We pr...
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This article provides an overview of the aims, topics, findings and main deliverables of the EU-funded NODES project. The NODES project investigates and evaluates tools that support the innovative design and operation of new or upgraded efficient urban transport interchanges. The key topics that are addressed in the project are illustrated by means...
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The Delft University of Technology is adapting its campus to the challenges it faces in a rapidly-changing academic context. The original monofunctional greenfield area is being transformed into a high-quality urban campus. The campus needs to provide a sustainable learning and working environment for staff, students and visitors. This article outl...
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This paper discusses design considerations for creating high quality infrastructural artefacts with an emphasis on bridges. The authors pursue a design study and analysis approach to highlight the specifics of infrastructure design for regional identity, based on their own work on a bridge ensemble in the Dutch Zaanstreek region. Two highlights of...
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Policy summary All cities in the Netherlands, large and small, are vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The degree of vulnerability varies considerably within urban areas. This means that making cities more climate proof can be done most efficiently by taking many relatively small and local measures. Many of these can be carried out simult...
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Flowscapes explores infrastructure as a type of landscape and landscape as a type of infrastructure. The hybridization of the two concepts seeks to redefine infrastructure beyond its strictly utilitarian definition, while allowing spatial design to gain operative force in territorial transformation processes. The publication provides perspectives o...
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Het klimaat in de stad gedraagt zich anders dan daarbuiten, terwijl het stadsklimaat van wezenlijke invloed is op het welzijn van de inwoners van de stad. Het doel van het Hotterdam-onderzoek is het beter begrijpen van stedelijke warmte in Rotterdam om vandaaruit een verband te leggen met de gezondheid van de Rotterdamse bevolking en de kenmerken v...
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The Hotterdam research project addresses the Rotterdam urban heat island, in order to explain the links between the health of the city’s population and the features of its built environment that make it more or rather less warm. The work resulted in two heat maps that make the city of Rotterdam and its inhabitants more aware of and less susceptible...
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The Hotterdam research project addresses the Rotterdam urban heat island, in order to explain the links between the health of the city’s population and the features of its built environment that make it more or rather less warm. The work resulted in two heat maps that make the city of Rotterdam and its inhabitants more aware of and less susceptible...
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Для адаптации кампуса к быстро меняющимся условиям академической среды Технический университет Дельфта проводит его реконструкцию. Первоначальная монофункциональная зеленая зона преобразовывается в высококачественный городской кампус. Кампус должен создать для преподавателей, студентов и гостей университета надежную среду для обучения и работы. Осв...
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Представлен обзор целей, направлений, результатов и основной документации проекта NODES, финансируемого ЕС. Проект NODES включает в себя изучение и оценку тех средств, которые обеспечивают инновационное проектирование и эффективную работу новых или усовершенствованных городских транспортно-пересадочных узлов. Главные направления проекта проиллюстри...
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Sensing Hotterdam recorded the temperature in 1,000 Rotterdam homes and at 300 public spaces in the summer of 2014 in order to outline the links between the urban heat island, the built environment and public health in the city of Rotterdam. The measured outdoor temperature readings point to a clear heat island effect in Rotterdam. Temperatures in...
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Foreign investment by the United Arab Emirates in the 'Beograd na vodi' master plan sets the stage for the largest urban development in the Serbian capital since the planning of Novi Beograd. While the government embraces the plan as an instrument to spur economic growth in Serbia, critics are more cautious and warn for cliche corporate development...
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The Amsterwarm project investigates the urban heat island of Amsterdam, the vulnerability of its population, the energy efficiency of its buildings and landuse. A novel mapping approach provides insights into the questions of what causes the urban heat island and who will be affected by it. Landuse does affect the surface temperature. The differenc...
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The tale of the rebuilding of the Pauluskerk (St. Paul’s Church) in the Dutch city of Rotterdam is a multilayered story that blurs the lines between architecture, societal issues, policymaking and urban redevelopment.The original Pauluskerk was built in the late 1950s in a city centre that was still recovering from the damage it suffered during the...
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The tale of the rebuilding of the Pauluskerk (St. Paul’s Church) in the Dutch city of Rotterdam is a multilayered story that blurs the lines between architecture, societal issues, policymaking and urban redevelopment. The original Pauluskerk was built in the late 1950s in a city centre that was still recovering from the damage it suffered during th...
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Foreign investment by the United Arab Emirates in the 'Beograd na vodi' master plan sets the stage for the largest urban development in the Serbian capital since the planning of Novi Beograd. While the government embraces the plan as an instrument to spur economic growth in Serbia, critics are more cautious and warn for cliche corporate development...
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Sensing Hotterdam recorded the temperature in 1,000 Rotterdam homes and at 300 public spaces in the summer of 2014 in order to outline the links between the urban heat island, the built environment and public health in the city of Rotterdam. The measured outdoor temperature readings point to a clear heat island effect in Rotterdam. Temperatures in...
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In the 20th century, the Dutch city of Rotterdam was radically transformed from a historic town into a modern city, becoming the selfacclaimed 'city of architecture', home to international architectural design offices, publishers and institutions. Although it is already 60 years after the destruction of the Rotterdam inner city, the city still stru...
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Download link: http://books.bk.tudelft.nl/index.php/press/catalog/book/17 Amsterwarm biedt met de ontwikkeling van een gebiedstypologie inzicht in het stedelijk warmte-eiland effect in de stad Amsterdam. De typologie maakt duidelijk in hoeverre de stad Amsterdam zelf bijdraagt aan het stedelijk warmte-eiland effect, in hoeverre buurten en woninge...
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В XX веке голландский город Роттердам радикально трансформировался, превратившись из исторического в современный, провозгласив себя «городом архитектуры» и став родным домом для множества архитектурных фирм, издательств и учреждений. Несмотря на то что прошло уже 60 лет со времени разрушения центральной части Роттердама, город по сей день стремится...
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The Landtunnel Utrecht at Leidsche Rijn has become a milestone in Dutch tunnelling because it signifies a remarkable leap forwards in the conceptualisation, awareness and insight into the use of underground space technology and tunnelling for environmental purposes. At the beginning of the 21st century, all motorway tunnels in the Netherlands (with...
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The planning and construction of tall buildings is often controversial, polarizing the public debate on architecture and urban life. In many cases the emotional discourse focuses on aesthetics and view corridors, more than city planning or economics. This paper introduces a framework that analyzes the visual impact a developing skyline has on a cit...
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The Dutch city of The Hague got a true skyline during the spring of 2011. The construction of four high buildings drew simultaneously to a close: the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (146 metres, 2012), the Ministry of Justice (146 metres, 2012), a residential project De Kroon (132 metres, 2011) and a new office tower New Babylon 1 (1...
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Exploring the Visual Landscape is about the combination of landscape research and planning, visual perception and Geographic Information Science. It showcases possible ways of getting a grip on themes like: landscape openness, cluttering of the rural landscape, high-rise buildings in relation to cityscape, historic landscapes and motorway panoramas...
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The definition of research quality is directly linked to public funding access in countries like the United Kingdom, Australia and the Netherlands. Architecture, as a design discipline, faces the problem that it has limited access to these resources. It experiences a so-called evaluation gap. Its research performance does not easily fit the convent...
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In the early 1990s, it became clear that tunnelling as Dutch engineers knew was about to change fundamentally. Local governments, pressure groups and individuals had become aware of the added value that underground space technology (tunnelling) could bring, giving rise to the next generation of multifunctional road and rail tunnel projects. This ar...
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West European cities like London, Paris, Rotterdam and Frankfurt am Main have seen impressive high-rise developments over the past two decades. The cities with a longstanding tradition of urban management, building regulations and zoning plans seem to feel the need for additional instruments to control the development of what is described by McNeil...
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The Landtunnel Utrecht at Leidsche Rijn has become a milestone in Dutch tunnelling because it signifies a remarkable leap forwards in the conceptualisation, awareness and insight into the use of underground space technology and tunnelling for environmental purposes. At the beginning of the 21st century, all motorway tunnels in the Netherlands (with...
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Demand responsive transport systems such as paratransit could deliver services that collective transport simply cannot provide. Location-based services may be capable of bridging the divide between transport services without fixed routes, stops or schedules and their potential users. This chapter outlines how the integration of demand responsive tr...
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This book is a collection of recent PhD papers from the Department of Urbanism, TU Delft. Urbanism is the academic discipline concerned with understanding the spatial organisation and dynamics of urban areas. The quality of the urban environment is a determining factor in the social, economic and environmental performance of societies and the life...
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Thomas Sieverts is well known in the German speaking world for his book Zwischenstadt. In it he refers to an emerging urban condition found especially in North-West Europe: rural areas become increasingly urban without developing into cities in a classical sense. They exist somewhere in a state between rural and metropolitan, but should not be mist...
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Pedestrian mobility and the regeneration of the European city centre. Cities can be chaotic and confusing places at the best of times – even for local people! Spatial Metro, a project largely funded by the EU, aims to make city visits more enjoyable for pedestrians by making cities easier to navigate, easier to walk around and easier to understand...
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During 2004 and 2005, staff from TU Delft (Delft University of Technology) and COB (the Netherlands Knowledge Centre for Underground Construction and Underground Space) developed an idea that evolved into the INTERREG IIIC network called Connected Cities. This guide to good practice underground space presents a selection of the showcases identified...
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The conditions of urban development are currently changing radically. Technological transformations such as automation and robotization in industrial production are leading to new operating conditions for businesses and employees. New transportation and distribution systems are changing the scale and flow patterns of the urban agglomerations. The e...