Swanla triangle

Urban Design and Landscape Design
Zuidplas | The Netherlands

The town’s expansion with 212 houses in a mix of different housing forms was inspired by the immediate surroundings: the existing outskirts of the town, the greenhouses and the open landscape. The tennis club, football club and BMX track are accessible through the landscaped park.

Client: Synchroon
Year: 2019 – until now
Partner: Municipality of Zuidplas, WaalPartners, AenF Visuals
Status: In development
Type: Urban plan, development plan
Location: Zevenhuizen, Zuidplas
Surface area:
Program: 212 dwellings, soccer- and tennis fields and future sports hall
Urban planning: ECHO Urban Design
Landscape design: ECHO Urban Design
Architecture: Architectuur Maken

The integration of the sports park and residential area into one plan

We integrated the neighbourhood and sports facilities by widening the park wedge. This results in a cosy park within the community, serving the surrounding homes. At the border of the neighbourhood and sports facilities, the wedge is wide, giving it a public character and doing justice to the sports facilities. We thereby create a communal habitat in the large park section and distance between the homes and sports facilities. The fronts of the houses face the four high-quality outdoor spaces. The rear gardens border the residential streets, which are given a functional character to accommodate car access and parking – cars are out of sight, and the landscape forms a connecting layer in the plan.


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