Sluiseiland; Groene long voor Gouda
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Sluiseiland; Green long for the city of Gouda

Because of the enlargement of the Juliana lock, the idea raised to redevelop this isle of Gouda into a green long with lots of opportunities to recreate. Brons + partners was asked from the beginning of this process to sketch on the design for this isle. The process was lead by the province of South-Holland because of the provincial infrastructure en set up in close contact with the municipality of Gouda and local organizations. A strong green structure has been designed to fit in the recreational functions, like playgrounds, skating, model racing, cycling and walking, including valuable existing trees with an addition of new plantations. The great infrastructure works, like the second lock and the new drawbridge are designed as landmarks in this water full area.

Brons + partners redesigned the playground around a new central entrance building. Around the entrance a meeting place was designed with a beautiful and good overview over the playing children. The playing elements are organized within a green structure of low hedges. The successful use of the playing area shows that the reallocation contributes to three times the visit of the past.

Project number: 1216-937

Location: city of Gouda

Client: Province of South-Holland

Product: Integral masterplan recreation isle

Year: 2010-2014

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