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Brabant Water, Eindhoven

Landscape design for water production plant

On the Brabant Water site at the Aalsterweg in Eindhoven, a new purification building is being realized. With a future-proof and sustainable landscape design, the area fulfills the ambitions of the water production company. The theme 'From rural to urban' forms the basis for the landscape design and the identity of the company.

Located on the outer boundary of the Genneper Parks Master Plan, the water company site fits well within the spatial set-up of this small-scale mosaic landscape. The new design for the terrain makes the underlying park landscape the bearer of the “Consciously Natural” identity, with which Brabant Water can showcase their broad social goals.


Axo Brabant Water terrain © Felixx

three areas

Located on the border between the city and the countryside, the area forms a natural transition between both atmospheres. The design is made of three distinctive areas, each with its own character and identity. An open green front zone on Antoon Coolenlaan in the north, forms a recognizable address for Brabant Water in Eindhoven. Quist's water spheres are a striking landmark.

The new water treatment building, offices and warehouse, form a dynamic ensemble in the central zone. At the central zone, Brabant Water will proudly display its technology with the new water treatment building and an attractive outdoor area. With the water acting as a connecting element, there will be room for encounters and recreation.

The southern part of the site will have the most scenic character. This place connects to the atmosphere of the Genneper Parks in a natural and self-evident way. At the site of the old water treatment building, an infiltration pond in the form of a natural fen will be realized, providing a low-tech water and nature experience on the terrain.


Landscape design southern part of the site © Felixx

BIODIVERSITY

With future-proof water management, Brabant Water wants to contribute to strengthening the urban climate and improving biodiversity on the site. The landscape design offers several opportunities in each zone to increase the biodiversity on the plot.

The green, open front zone will become an attractive biotope for insects and their predators through the addition of flowery herb mixes in the grass. In the central zone, regionally-specific trees will be added next to the water basins. In the landscape zone the tree stock will be supplemented with new trees, heathland, forest plants and a natural infiltration pond. This part of the plan will be enriched with nesting opportunities for birds, insects and small mammals, thus forming an attractive biotope for humans, plants and animals in the future.

With the new landscape design, the visibility on the site is improved by changing the shape and position of the individual site fences. In this way, the water production plant retains its friendly appearance while being well protected. © Felixx

Year

2020

Location

Eindhoven

Type

Masterplan, Landscape, Public Space

Client

Brabant Water

Team & partners


John de Groot
Naya Tzika-Kostopoulou
Robert-Jan van der Linden
Thyra Bakker
Klaudio Ruci
Ramona Stiehl
Zamira Abazi
Fieke Damen
Anne van Loenen

List
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  3. Hondsrug Park Amsterdam
  4. Yangmeikeng Sea Boulevard
  5. Urban Food Forest Rijnvliet, Utrecht
  6. Healthy Tracks
  7. Towards a healthy city by foot
  8. Floating Gardens, Amsterdam
  9. The Unbound Amsterdam
  10. Seaside Gardens, Gufunes
  11. Brainport Smart District Helmond
  12. The Swan, Zwolle (NL)
  13. Spatial Framework Blankenburg Süden, Berlin
  14. 'Typhoon-proof' Shenzhen's East Coast
  15. Circular City Bodø 2.0
  16. Jonas Amsterdam
  17. A green entrance for the airport
  18. Public Space Alpen
  19. Cartesius Quarter
  20. Isle of Dikes
  21. Smakkelaarsveld Utrecht
  22. Darmstadt Masterplan 2030+
  23. Bao’An G107 Corridor
  24. Master Plan Ter Aar, Nieuwkoop
  25. Waterfront Novosibirsk
  26. City Square Tyumen
  27. Almazov National Medical Research Centre
  28. Strategic Urban Green Study
  29. Public Space Strategy Kanpur
  30. Quartierlandschaft Dietenbach
  31. ImageWharf
  32. Ódinstorg Square
  33. Overloon War Museum
  34. Lokhalle Leverkusen
  35. Ludlstrasse Munich
  36. Yaanila Country Park
  37. Redevelopment Strategy Vogabyggð
  38. Villa Garden
  39. City life in the woods
  40. Schie Quarter Schiedam
  41. Socio-technical city of the future
  42. Buji River
  43. Vaskhnil Novosibirsk
  44. Precincts Canterbury Cathedral
  45. Maritime Campus Almere
  46. Resilient Riverscape Berat
  47. Sijthoff
  48. Strategic Plan Shkodra
  49. Ekaterinburg City Campus
  50. Transformation Strategy Gufunes
  51. Transformation Strategy Chelyabinsk
  52. Fish Market Leuven
  53. Zinder Culture Cluster
  54. Food Innovation Strip Ede-Wageningen
  55. S4 Highway Hangzhou
  56. Strategic Plan Fier
  57. Strategic Plan Elbasan
  58. Kronenburg Business Park
  59. Dharavi Mumbai
  60. Masterplan Smáralind Mall
  61. Urban Test Farm Emmen
  62. Ásbrú Enterprise Park
  63. Asylum Seekers Center Ter Apel
  64. Berlin Am Volkspark
  65. The Museum of the 20th Century
  66. Gardabaer
  67. Metropolitan Westerpark Amsterdam
  68. Science and Technology City Chongqing
  69. Yue Xiu 353 Transformation
  70. Erlongshan Recreational Park
  71. Danxia Recreational Park
  72. Campus Lelystad
  73. Proto Tamansari
  74. City Gardens Tyumen
  75. Park Somerlust Amsterdam
  76. Agricultural Innovation Campus
  77. Bandar Lampung Park
  78. R&D Campus Fengxian
  79. S-West Eindhoven
  80. Biodiversity based dairy farming
  81. Heidelberg Creative Quarter
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