In his 2016 Complex cities graduation project Bram Klatser investigated a place of becoming: A spatial perspective on the accommodation of asylum seekers in the Netherlands. His thesis researched the form of asylum centres in the Netherlands from an urban design point of view and proposes a redesign of one of these centres. It provides a sophisticated overview of the functioning of current asylum centres and the influence of the form on the asylum seekers living there. A redesign of the asylum centre in Utrecht focuses on humanising the place by incorporating asylum seekers’ desparate needs to become rooted again. A series of small interventions that redirect the private and collective spaces of the asylum towards public space makes this place into a ‘place of becoming’.
For his 2016 graduation project, see KLATSER, B. 2016. Place of becoming: A spatial perspective on the accommodation of asylum seekers in the Netherlands. Graduation Report Master Thesis in Urbanism. Delft, Delft University of Technology. Availability here.