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Tine van Wel
publisher: 010 Publishers
author: Jelte Boeijenga, Jeroen Mensink
prizes: Gold Medal Schönste Bücher aus aller Welt 2009, Rotterdam Design Prize 2009, Best Dutch Book Design
It was in the early 1990s that the Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment published the supplement to the fourth report on spatial planning. This policy document achieved fame and notoriety under its Dutch acronym, Vinex. In its wake, hundreds of thousands of dwellings were erected throughout the Netherlands in what became known as Vinex districts. Sometimes eulogized, often vilified, they have always been a source of debate. The Vinex Atlas gives the first in-depth account of the entire Vinex stock, describing 52 districts aided by aerial views from the mid-nineties, plans, site data and recent on-site photographs.