WATERRIJK MEERHOVEN
  
  
 Location in the City of Eindhoven
  
 Plan with green structrue and infrastructure
  
 Advantages of two worlds
  
 Overview model
  
 Details model
  
 Impression green area and streets
LOCATION
Eindhoven, Meerhoven
YEAR
2003
COLLABORATORS
Urban Affairs
PROGRAMM
1.500 dwellings
SURFACE
500000 m2
CLIENT
Municipality of Eindhoven, Urban Development and Property Management Department
WEBSITE
www.eindhoven.nl

WATERRIJK MEERHOVEN

Master plan

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.

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