With the development of Tuindorp Vrijlandt, Rotterdam will gain a new energy-neutral city district. Karres en Brands created the winning urban plan and the design for the landscape and public space of the 21st century ‘Tuindorp’, commissioned by Ballast Nedam. The architecture is designed by KOW Architecten.
Onno Dwars, director Ballast Nedam Development: ‘’Tuindorp Vrijlandt in Rotterdam is an inner-city development, which suits us perfectly. With high ambitions in the field of inclusiveness, sustainability and health.”
Bas Kurvers, alderman Municipality of Rotterdam: ”This is a new pearl in the improvement of Rotterdam Zuid with houses in different price ranges for all Rotterdammers.”
The original garden village ideas are based upon a healthy living environment, encouraging community spirit and an interesting staging at eye-level. These principles play an important role in both design and development of our plan. The green urban design with its rich variety of hedges, trees and the centrally located water feature, ensure the creation of a pleasant and socially designed neighbourhood. The streets are designed for slow traffic. Cars can be parked mainly in parking lots between the building blocks, so that they are out of sight. This means that not only a child-friendly environment is created, but the character of the original garden village is also preserved.