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Wonen tussen de Bloemen

This urban plan proposes a balanced symbiosis between the space dedicated to the flower bulb culture and space for housing. Housing areas in stead of flower fields! For many people this is an apparition; this plan does this with a certain sense of humour an pragmatism.

All plots in the polders between Hillegom and Lisse are being split. One half stays flower and bulb fields The other half will be built upon. Because of the triangular shape of the plots viewpoints are created from which the blooming fields in spring can be admired. At the same time not just the tourists but most of the residents can enjoy this magnificent views.

The new buildings types are derived from the building types typical for the area: the bulb sheds. They are excellent to live in: they offer a lot of space, big windows from floor to ceiling, beautiful materials and a very recognizable style. The housing areas will be arranged like farmyards, the ground covered with gravel.

Project type: Sketch Design
Commissioned by: local initiative
Location: Bollenstreek (NL)
Date: 2003-2004
Collaboration: Leo van den Burg