Drechthoppen, Dordrecht, 2002
Considering the social and economic problems of the city, the architects were not convinced that this programme was appropriate. It was decided to approach the matter from a broader perspective and first develop a marketing strategy for Dordrecht and its neighbouring towns on the River Drecht.
The hustle and bustle on the water is a characteristic of all the Drecht towns, but it is not being exploited adequately. The river confluence should become a single urban space, with the Stadswerven as the centre of the biggest public harbour of the Netherlands. ‘Drechthopping’ - river trips from one Drecht location to another - should become a new tourist attraction.