The quality of this representative side of the estate has been retained and enhanced by the construction of a large new ornamental pond that is ‘invisibly' bisected by the entrance to the underground car park. The ornamental pond, with a water surface of 730 m² and a depth of 60 cm, has a rim of COR-TEN steel. Light shafts in the ornamental pond allow daylight into the underground car park. The openings are covered with coloured glass panels, each of which is an individual work of art. At night-time the light from the underground car park shining upwards through the panels results in a very special effect. In addition, the liveliness of the water is increased by the special fountains that are switched on at intervals and produce small bubbles just above the surface of the water.
Nominated for the international competition best private plots 10
Arie Kepplerprijs 2009
Finalist Dutch Design Awards 2008
Yearbook landscape architecture & urban design NL 2010
1000 x European Architecture
1000 x Landscape Architecture
International Creative Landscape Design China