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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.

Designers

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.

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