Refurbishment of the Grebbe Line at Leusden

art installation unveiled

Posted on: 09-05-2017
On 31st March, the Municipality of Leusden and its residents opened 3,5km of the newly refurbished Grebbe line, a national monument and defence line based on inundation. The refurbishment project was part of its green infrastructure development plan and was designed by REDscape. During the opening a walking tour for residents was organised to visit the highlights. The masterplan formed the backbone for redesigning the line to include new pedestrian bridges and connections, path systems, sandbag walls (coupures), a sluice connection, art installations and other works. In the 1970’s one section of the Line was completely removed to construct a new business park at Ter Horst. Two art installations were designed at this place to mark the old route of the historical line. The art works form a three-dimensional installation ( see images) which becomes a two-dimensional section of the former defensive dike, when viewed from the side. Other interventions included, a graffiti bunker, a bat bunker, a play bunker for children and an extended QR code information system. [Line in the landscape]

Design Asia Park presented

Participation evening delivers positive discussions in Schalkwijk

Posted on: 31-03-2017
In January, the first proposal for a new city park of 6ha was presented to residents and stakeholders at the local community center. During previous   workshops many enthusiastic residents came with their ideas. The residents responded positively to the proposed park design and added new topics of discussion.   The central water feature adds a new layer to the park and provides a buffer for a sustainable water structure at district level. The design transforms the former low key green area into a bustling neighborhood park. Locations for urban nature have been added to improve the ecological footprint and two residential towers with underground parking have been integrated into the park. Residents responded enthusiastically to the design, which is currently in the next phase of development.  The City of Haarlem is collaborating with the Water Board Rhineland, REDscape and Civilink to deliver a detailed proposal that delivers a park of quality for the district of Schalkwijk.

Dublin Port Greenway

A new amenity for Dublin Bay

Posted on: 23-11-2016
The application for the construction of a new Greenway of 3,5 km has been accepted by the Dublin City Council. The greenway links the port to its northern periphery and ends in a linear park with spectacular views over Dublin bay. The park is to form the new periphery of the northern port with views to arriving ferries and cruisers. The landscape plan developed by REDscape set out a new vision based around the ambitions of Dublin Port’s Masterplan 2040 and its new internal infrastructure plan, which was developed by Roughan O Donavan engineers.

Train lodge Amsterdam

A runaway success

Posted on: 13-10-2016
Since opening the hostel in June, local entrepreneur and train fan Harry De Boer has succeeded in achieving his dream and created a train lodge. The recycled train has been converted to a hostel for tourists. REDscape developed the design for the public realm together with the city of Amsterdam. Inspired by train depots and their mix of gravel, colourful informal planting and long curving lines, REDscape designed the setting for the city’s first train lodge. The perennial planting ties in with the colour scheme of the trains and adds a new buzz to this otherwise monofunctional location. The city of Amsterdam has started a new programme of initiatives to enliven the district which is transforming into an increasingly attractive location for residential and commercial activities. Planning a weekend in Amsterdam with friends, then hitch a ride to the train lodge for a novel stay. See the website for booking information.

New city park in Schalkwijk

Kick off in October 2016

Posted on: 06-10-2016
The 6 ha park for Schalkwijk is to be developed jointly with residents together with the city of Haarlem. An open session will actively engage stakeholders in shaping the park with ideas and new requirements and will officially start this exciting new project. The park is located next the new centre development of Schalkwijk and has several building projects within its boundaries including the Twister and Tango towers, designed by VMX architects (see image). The park design is to be completed for March 2017.

Public Realm Masterplan for the North Lotts and Grand Canal

is launched at Dublin City Council Public Realm Symposium.

Posted on: 29-09-2016
The overarching ambition of the Docklands Masterplan is to create a world-class maritime quarter with a distinctive Dublin character connecting the city with the waterfront and its docks. The Masterplan builds on the objectives of providing a continuous promenade along the water edge and sets out guidelines to redesign some of the major streets and thoroughfares in the SDZ area. It develops a palette of materials for the different characteristic areas and sets out a toolbox for greening the new city quarter. Dublin City Council have published the Draft Public Realm Strategy for the Docklands. It goes on public display from 27 September 2016 until mid November and submissions on the draft strategy may be made during that period

TOP 10 Awesome Projects from the Netherlands

REDscape selected by Landscape Architects Network

Posted on: 12-05-2016
“ Historical narratives and the care of heritage sites are the key elements that make the Netherlands’ landscape architecture one to be experienced and studied.” The Green Road is nominated as top 10 dutch landscape projects by Landscape Architects Network. Forts and bunkers are healed by the design that focuses on regenerative fauna and flora but it also allows users to experience the site original intention. We are very proud that the Green Road has selected as the most magnificent and well-thought-out projects from the Netherlands!

New Generation Flood Protection

Flumina Hiberniae 2040 starts

Posted on: 23-03-2016
The launch of of the Flumina 2040 Workshops, the design led project for the future of Irish rivers has started. Initiated by REDscape in collaboration with several Dutch offices and hosted by the OPW in Dublin Castle, the workshop was attended by County Councils from around Ireland. The discourse was refresing and optimisitic. The presentations by Palmbout Urban Design, Dingeman Deijs, Van Paridon de Groot and REDscape were followed by open discourse, as approaches between Dutch and Irish flood protection were shared. Break out sessions were followed by active participation as new concepts and opportunities for Irish rivers were sketched, ideas discussed and new regional insights and opportunities emerged. The findings of this exciting project are to be presented later this year.

New village park

Reconstruction of Herzog Park

Posted on: 11-03-2016
Following a public consultation for Herzog Park, different options were considered by the residents. They decided that the former bowling green was to be recalibrated for use as tennis courts. Colourful plantings and new activities including an ecological garden and adventure play area were integrated into the new design. The overall effect is to transform the space from an enclosed, under utilised area into a multifaceted village green, reconnecting the people of Rathgar with their own village park.