Future scenario for De Grote Beek
The Playbook for healing environments is a spatial strategy to transform De Grote Beek into a sustainable healing environment. The project was commissioned by GGzE and was developed in a two-year design research project at TU Eindhoven. It builds on the existing masterplan of De Grote Beek, by defining an overarching story and approach for the healing environment and connecting it to existing and new initiatives and interventions.
Becoming a healing environment is not only about how the place looks, but also about how it develops. Healing is a process, and so a healing environment is about making space and time for inclusion, learning and adaptation. This approach is illustrated with specific proposals, structured in four time frames - what can be done in a few weeks, months, years and decades.
De Grote Beek is a valuable place for its community and for Eindhoven. It is full of potential, but often lacks continuity and a shared story. This book tries to provide that. This book is not an alternative masterplan, but a curatorial plan. It is not about figurative development but about community development. It is not about what forms there will be in 10 years, but what actions will be taken tomorrow, in 1 year and every year thereafter.