One hundred thousand homes - 1994/1996

For decades, an annual building production of 100,000 homes has been a sacred target number. First to eliminate the housing shortage, then to keep the housing stock up to standard. In the 1990s, the Vinex operation began with a shift from the government to the market players. A self-regulatory mechanism will have to do it from now on.

In 1994 the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI) promoted architectural and urban design among Vinex municipalities and their developers by means of study programmes.

In 1996 the NAI nominated Adriaan Geuze's manifestation with a hundred thousand new houses as the Dutch entry for the Architecture Biennale in Venice.

NAI programmes share knowledge about compaction, restructuring and the design of expansion areas.

The task of building one hundred thousand houses is incorporated into one hundred thousand wooden houses in the Dutch pavilion at the 1996 Architecture Biennale in Venice.