The project wants to bring back the idea of Sittard as a specialized city, for local people and for tourists. We are proposing to implement the number of specialized shops owned by local people. In this way Sittard citizens can create a strong community and tourists would be more attracted by local products, typical of Sittard or the whole region of Limburg.
Moreover, a conceptual and graphical strip connects the existence with new designed areas. These spaces become small public spaces for relaxing and enjoying; it crosses the centre from the train station to the Market Square embracing the city life in a unique identity. The strip enters in the vacant shops bringing new activities that become generators for the whole redevelopment.
- A -> Attract (shop cases)
- B -> Urban (street intervention)
- C -> Temporary (shop)
- D -> Connect (between the interventions)
All these developments need the help of the municipality in collaboration with the local
community. By involving the local community and offering a chance to donate a free amount of money or mutual-found, it is possible to help the new occupants of the empty buildings for the first months.