Utrecht – Leidsche Rijn
Urban design elaboration of two areas in the masterplan for Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht.

This is an urban design elaboration of two areas in the masterplan for Leidsche Rijn, a government-designated new urban extension (VINEX). The design was commissioned by the Project Bureau Leidsche Rijn. The areas are centrally located in the Utrecht part of Leidsche Rijn and comprise approx. 2,800 houses, 9,000 m2 facilities and 10,000 m2 office space. The plan consists of six fragments, each one with its own specific parcellation thematics, situated around the central princess Amaliapark. A number of long lines transecting the site link it with the other parts of Leidsche Rijn. Park space, watercourses and a network of roads constitute the framework of the plan. There is no strict hierarchy between the framework and the fragments. The fragments are veined by the framework which, in turn, derives its character from the way the fragments adjoin one another.

Client: Projectbureau Leidsche Rijn Utrecht
Date: Ontwerp: 1997-1998 Realisatie: 2000-2003 Supervisie: 1998-2002