Growing Pains: BD's 2004 review of the masterplan for Almere

In 1967 two new cities were born: Almere in the Netherlands and Milton Keynes. Thirty-seven years later, both are being transformed. Ellis Woodman visits the Almere scheme by OMA, talks to Rem Koolhaas, and discovers some awkward lessons for the UK. Photos by Morley von Sternberg

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