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Rijksbouwmeester Onderzoeklab 01 Day 1 :

Today was our first moment on site, exploring the Jaarbeursterrein in the center of Utrecht. Our group of 3 intrepid architects and one landscape architect (me!) was assigned the task of exploring the boundary of the site, to find out more about the site’s edge conditions.

A lot to say about this first look. We traced the contours beginning with our exit from the station and proceeded around the edge noting the changes in atmosphere and composition. I think we came to some conclusions very useful to the rest of the project – but I’m saving that a little bit for the blog we just made for the project (wij zijn = we are in Dutch):