Rijnsoever Park is a new residential neighbourhood situated on the northern edge of Katwijk, as part of an integrated development including the ESA Estec Space Business Park, sports fields created on a former landfill site and new infrastructure such as the Rhine-Gouwe Line, a light rail project serving the province of South Holland.
HOSPER won the contract for the planning of Rijnsoever Park in 2006, and has been working on the project ever since. It deals with all aspects of the planning process – the urban development plan, the visual quality plan, the design of the public space and supervision of the architecture and implementation. Implementation of two of the plan’s three phases started early in 2011.
Urban development concept
The neighbourhood is enclosed by green space. A park with an attractive water feature will be situated at the centre of the area. The residential zones to the north and south of the park will be configured to match the links with the existing residential neighbourhood Rijnsoever (Rijnsoever), which lies next to Rijnsoever Park. Each zone has its own identity, with blocks of flats on the east, terraced housing along low-traffic streets in the middle and up-market detached and semi-detached houses on the west.
The residential zones are linked to the central parking zone via a network of low-traffic green routes that is as far as possible kept separate from the car access routes and the parking space.Location: Katwijk, the Netherlands Designers: Hosper | Mark van Rijnberk, Jonas Strous, Marike Oudijk
Partners: AA Architects, Hans Been Architects, Theo Verburg Architects, Van Egmond Totaal Architectuur
Client: municipality of Katwijk
Size: 16.5 ha / 450 dwellings
Year of design: 2006-2011
Start build 2011 > under construction
Illustration: Lucas Kukler, AA Architects, Theo Verburg Architects, Van Egmond Totaal Architectuur