The book WISH – presents fourteen inspiring plans for living in the city centre


More and more people want to live in the city centre of Groningen. However, many people do not find a place there. The manifestation “WONEN IN STADSHART” (“Living in the city centre”, or literally “Living in the heart of the city”)—an initiative by the municipality of Groningen in collaboration with architecture center Platform GRAS—wants to change that.

The book WISH – Wonen in Stadshart presents fourteen inspiring plans for living in the city centre. The city of Groningen serves as a case. In addition, the book contains various essays that position the theme of inner city living more broadly. The book also contains a photo essay with recent and especially successful examples of inner city living in cities such as Utrecht, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Groningen. The book is a translation of the formal language that our studio also used to design the Wonen in Stadshart exhibition and website.

Foto-essay: i.a.w. Bob van der Vlist
Publisher: GRAS Prublishers i.c.w. Municipality of Groningen