Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Caspar Wittelplantsoen in Amersfoort, Netherlands by OKRA LANDSCHAPSARCHITECTEN BV
November 13th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: OKRA LANDSCHAPSARCHITECTEN BV
Park as a Spatial Anchor
The new Park of Caspar Wittelplantsoen in Amersfoort connects the new building of the Soesterkwartier along Puntenburgerlaan with the existing buildings and acts as a green meeting place for both old and new residents. The ambition is, on a relatively small area, to create an abundance of green. This is achieved by placing a large amount of new trees and grassy plains as the basis for the establishment of the park.
Playing with Height
The rolling grasslands give the park a natural, intimate atmosphere, allowing a height difference to be created in the central area of the park and the surrounding streets. A clear path network provides both a good east-west connection from the station and Soesterkwartier to Eemcentrum, together with a good connection to the surrounding homes on the park side. The different connections are varied and carve through the topography of the park.
Water as an Icon
An important part of the park is a shallow water strip between the central housing blocks, which flows down through a number of stepped pools. The water line gives the appearance of a prime location to live and relax together. Through this element the desired high quality and atmosphere of the new park is reflected.
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