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Published on 17-06-2023

National Architecture Day

Guided tours through edible neighborhood Rijnvliet

Join us on June 17 - National Architecture Day  - on a guided tour with landscape designer Robert-Jan van der Linden and food forest expert Xavier San Giorgi through the new Edible Residential Area Rijnvliet. A unique neighborhood where all greenery is edible for humans or animals.

Did you know that you can eat off the street in Rijnvliet? That arugula just grows between the tiles? That you can make a very tasty salad with the flowers of the Judas tree and the leaves of the Lime tree? The Edible Neighborhood Rijnvliet  is a unique concept that is not only inspiring and edible for people, but also contributes to a sustainable urban future for people, animals and nature together. How do you design a new neighborhood in such a way that it meets the challenges we now face?

During this guided tour, you will walk through the streets of this special neighborhood in 60 minutes, along the Boomkronenpad and through the central food forest. Learn everything about the landscape design, the design process and the various edible plants, shrubs and trees.

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Participating neighborhood

In Rijnvliet, the public space has been designed as an edible, educational landscape at the initiative of local residents. The layout of the area does not form a green backdrop, but is made to be used, so that as a resident you can literally reap the benefits of the neighborhood. The design, based on the principles of food forestry, was created in a participatory co-design procedure with residents, experts and the municipality of Utrecht. More than 1000 (fruit) trees and 220 different types of edible shrubs, plants and herbs have been planted in the district.

The integral design strives for the ultimate balance between people and nature and helps residents to reconnect with each other and to enter into a relationship with nature through food in an accessible way. Based on the increased involvement of residents, a number of educational, recreational and (nature) inclusive initiatives have been set up, such as wild picking expeditions and the summer outdoor school. Cultural ecological breeding ground Metaalkathedraal and Kindercentrum Rijnvliet play an important role in this.

Besides the social – gather walnuts together! – and ecological benefits – biodiversity – that the food forest concept offers, it also strengthens ecosystem services such as water management, heat reduction and nature education. As a form of urban agriculture, Rijnvliet thus realizes a sustainable urban future for people, animals and nature together.


The master plan was developed by De Zwarte Hond. Felixx and Xavier San Giorgi designed the public space as an integral edible, educational landscape for all ages. The principles of the food forest have been used and developed in close collaboration with residents and the municipality of Utrecht. Rijnvliet received the Innovation in Politics Award for this unique and successful collaboration. In addition, the project reached the final of the A+Architizer Award 2023 in the Sustainable Landscape / Project Planning category.

  1. Felixx announces the appointment of four new associate-partners
  2. Argentinian delegation explores Edible Neighborhood Rijnvliet
  3. Cartagena Co-Design Session
  4. HabitatX Exhibition
  5. Open Office Day
  6. National Architecture Day
  7. Grand Opening Campus Eemsdelta
  8. Rijnvliet wins WLA Honour Award 2023
  9. Jonas wins BNA Building of the Year 2023 Award
  10. Rijnvliet Edible Neighborhood Finalist A+ Architizer Award
  18. Tree planting day
  19. Brainport Industries Campus
  20. Almere Centre Vision 2040
  21. Gufunes competition published
  22. Healthy Ageing Campus Groningen
  23. Jonas Wins Again
  24. BSD featured in New York Times
  25. Eemsdelta Campus ready for construction
  26. Blokker-site Gouda redeveloped into a mixed-use urban district
  27. East Dike Shenzhen’s demonstration zone open to public
  28. Heading towards completion!
  29. Felixx works online!
  30. Tree planting event in Rijnvliet Zuid!
  31. Jonas has won two BREEAM Awards 2020!
  32. Rapid progress of the construction of our East Dike project in Shenzhen!
  33. Selected for the strategic development plan of Bodø!
  34. Construction works of Shenzhen's East Dike is progressing successfully!
  35. Construction Jonas has started!
  36. News from the nursery
  37. KCAP + Felixx win competition to ‘typhoon-proof’ Shenzhen’s East coast
  38. Felixx presents Isle of Dikes
  39. Construction has started at Tuinen van West, Amsterdam
  40. Spatenstich in Alpen!
  41. Brainport Smart District launched!
  42. Team De Unie+Felixx designs the Eemsdelta Campus
  43. Definitive Design for Jonas Approved
  44. Felixx contributing to Dutch pavilion for Dubai Expo 2020
  45. Felixx part of the UNStudio team envisaging The City of the Future
  46. 'Dutch architects plant trees into huge 3D printed sample tubes'
  47. Start test phase 3D printed tree pots for Food Innovation Strip
  48. Felixx part of the team to develop Floating Gardens
  49. Selected for the Brainport Smart District
  50. Construction in Alpen will start soon
  51. Closure New Town Lab
  52. Transformation Silk Factory
  53. New Town Lab
  54. Presentation Results Darmstadt 2030+
  55. First Mock-Up 3D Pot
  56. Start 3D printing
  57. Green Icons
  58. Development Strategy Schiekwartier
  59. Food Innovation Strip
  60. Darmstadt 2030+
  61. Felixx presented 1/1 scale models of the special designed furniture
  62. Felixx and MLA+ selected for regeneration Buji River
  63. Open oproep 003401
  64. Het Eiland van Dordrecht
  65. FELIXX + CITYFÖRSTER selected for the competition for Dietenbach
  66. Felixx en Afrique!
  67. Featured in Garten+Landschaft
  68. Public space design guidelines for Food Innovation Strip in Ede-Wageningen approved
  69. Construction in progress
  70. Reinventing Dharavi published
  71. S4 Highway
  72. Book publication ‘BNA Licht Verdicht’
  73. New cultural center in Tiel is nearing completion
  74. Selected for the Open Call: Urban Planning for extremes!
  75. Selected for 2nd round in ‘Who Cares’ competition
  76. COA Reception Centre for Asylum Seekers in Ter Apel officially opened
  77. Felixx in Wuhan
  78. Russian Open at Pakhuis de Zwijger
  79. Open Oproep 0032-07
  80. Realisation of bird island in Rijnvliet
  81. de Architekten Cie. + FELIXX have won the competition for the spatial development strategy
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