Wednesday 11th , King Willem-Alexander and mayor van Aartsen payed a surprise visit to the building site Rhapsody. Roel Schoenmakers, Captain of artists collective Cascoland, showed the honoured visitors around in the surrounding Kolenkit neighbourhood. Here, citizens participation contributes strongly to liveability.
New Rhapsody will take its part in the nearby future, with its common spaces for neighbourhood residents, the central ‘anchor pot and its lodgement facility for external neighbourhood visitors. Despite its surprise effect, neighbourhood residents crowded the streets to shake hands with Willem Alexander.