The Mosaic Metropolis of Brabant

version with English subtitles

The film Het Mozaïek van Brabant (The Mosaic Metropolis of Brabant) documents the work of the IABR–PROJECT ATELIER BRABANTSTAD.

Strategy for an urban landscape
Brabant is a "mosaic metropolis". It is in essence a dispersed city, an urban landscape. It is an extensive and flexible mosaic, with different land use both in high and low densities, with smaller cities and many villages, intensive agriculture and small industry, and with an abundance of nature and water.
BrabantStad, an alliance between the cities of Eindhoven, Den Bosch, Breda, Tilburg, Helmond and the province North Brabant, is one of the most productive regions of Europe. But it has to battle the financial crisis and administrative change.
What would joining forces bring these cities more than what they cannot accomplish on their own? What are the opportunities and which are the obstacles? What would make BrabantStad a cohesive urban metabolism, and how exactly are agendas, ambitions and actors interconnected?

The results of the Projectatelier BrabantStad are presented at STRATEGIES FOR THE URBAN LANSCAPE–, part of the main exhibition of IABR–2014–URBAN BY NATURE– in the Kunsthal Rotterdam (29 May till 24 August, 2014).
After the biennale the results go back to Brabant to be implemented by the BrabantStad partners.

Director: Alexander Oey

Producer: George Brugmans
The film was commissioned by Architectuur Lokaal, in the context of IABR–2014–URBAN BY NATURE– and produced by iabr/UP.