Starting point for the design of this playground was a forgotten myth. A myth about a place of togetherness in a distant past of knights and ladies. A hidden garden where all residents of Handzame used to come together and welcomed evenings amongst red roses and playing kids.
Following the construction of a recreational bike path, came the transformation of an abandoned strip of land alongside the railway, in a small village in the West of Flanders. At the beginning of the strip stands a former railway station. Our proposal is to make a castle garden and take the station as its castle. In the garden, the traditional principle of the Renaissance garden shapes the strip into a formally-cultivated section, ending in a piece of wild nature.
The office was founded in 2010 in Rotterdam. We design narrative architecture that tells the story of the assignment at hand. A story with different layers: that of the context, a response to building tradition, the wishes of our client, sustainable applications and technical opportunities. The architecture surprises with imagination. Our work reaches from transformations to public spaces like a Performative Space in Eindhoven, and from building a multi-family house in Amsterdam to researching our practice and writing stories about it.
Partners: Elsbeth Ronner, Lilith van Assem
Employees: Eva Ventura (2019 - nu), Milou Klein (2019), Melvin van den Houdt (2019), Laura Steenbeke (2018), Joppe Douma (2018), Madeleine Mans (2016 - 2018), Paula Cores Barrel (2017), Jimmy Stegeman (2016), Dirk Gonzáles Veugelers (2016), André Cramer (2014), Clémence Boru (2013), Anne de Ruyter (2012)
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