The design concerns a sectional elaboration of a part of the district Nesselande and was commissioned by the City of Rotterdam. Its central point is the ambition to create an exclusive residential wetland environment that can be developed in phases. The sea of owner-occupied plots is structured by the system of watercourses, the residential dykes – the ‘jackstraws’ – and by the subtle blend with residential buildings to be developed in a project-based way. This family of buildings forms a scattered pattern of architectural anchor points in the ‘aesthetics committee-free’ residential landscape. The design was made in conjunction with the H+N+S landscape bureau and comprises 520 houses.