Nieuwe vormen van vastgoedontwikkeling
The ecological and economic challenges we face today are putting both the authorities and the market – and hence also architects – increasingly under pressure. When large-scale public and private commissions are carried out, economic profit trumps social, cultural or ecological profit. Michiel Van Balen, co-founder of Miss Miyagi, proposes a different way to develop real-estate projects, away from the contradiction between market and authorities. Based on the idea of the ‘commons’, he presents a model in which the common good and collective management come first, with a greater social benefit as both the objective and result.