In February 2024 a collaboration started between the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Babel Architecture Centre and Zaanstad Municipality. Students of the Built Environment Studies will analyse and design a future for the N203, a merely 12km long provincial road running through the entire municipality of Zaanstad. Mathias delivered an inspirational lecture on the road and the vision for the built environment of Zaanstad which he has been co-autoring.

How can this high way like road become a connector, a destination and a development area of integral programs along a city alley? The coming months will show the thoughts of the students, which will be exhibited in a Bayeux tapestry style in Zaandam later this year.