The analysis of the location sketches the presence of two spatial physical systems that are of importance for the urban extension of Waterrijk. On the one hand there is the direct linking onto the motorway network whereby the area has good connections with facilities and workplaces. On the other hand there is the green park that can lend an exceptional residential quality to the location. On analogy with the human body the infrastructure should circulate freely like our blood circulation, while a green lung provides the area with oxygen. Both systems represent different worlds. the road network system allows for the exchange between Waterrijk and the modern, global reality of earning money, and consumption. tHe green 'system', in contrast, safeguards the genius loci and creates the opportunity for relaxation and introspection. Both systems are of equal importance for a vital living environment, the basic assumption being that all the housing is directly connected with both systems. in effect, all the housing is always on the border beween infrastructure and the greenery. This also forms the leitmotif for further development.
By allowing the planned central park in the master plan to penetrate the area in a number of places, the length of the park periphery is considerable extended. From the opposite direction the roads are guided between the green lobes. In order to further increase the contact area between the housing and the greenery the green structure can be refined. The park branches into spatially-interesting large and smaller spaces leading to the individual gardens. In order to maintain access to the housing the infrastructure branches in a similar manner. The A2 splits up into main roads, secondary roads and finally ends in individual drives.
in cooperation with
Municipality of Eindhoven, Urban Development and Property Management Department