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Ornamental Pond / Hosper

  • 01:00 - 17 July, 2012
Ornamental Pond / Hosper
Ornamental Pond / Hosper, © Pieter Kers
© Pieter Kers

© Pieter Kers © Pieter Kers © Pieter Kers © Pieter Kers +16

© Pieter Kers

Change in the estate’s function

Hosper drew up the urban and landscape master plan, a design for the land of the Hageveld estate and the (detailed) design of the ornamental lake on top of the underground car park.

© Pieter Kers
© Pieter Kers

© Pieter Kers

The estate had previously been a seminary, and part had been used as a secondary school. Although Hageveld still had allure, the vegetation has been neglected and the Voorhuis (front section) was vacant. In 2002 the new owner wished to transform the Voorhuis into a block of (luxury) apartments. At the same time the HageveldAtheneumCollege wished to expand the Achterhuis (back section).

© Pieter Kers
© Pieter Kers

© Pieter Kers

The spatial design of the estate is based on three concentric shells, each with an individual character. The main building forms the core, which is surrounded by the lushly-planted estate and, outside the estate, farmland. The two outer shells function as a (landscape) park.

© Pieter Kers
© Pieter Kers

© Pieter Kers

Restoration of the green character

The implementation of the master plan resulted in the restoration and improvement of the structure of the greenery and water system of the entire Hageveld estate (140.000 m²). The green character of the estate has been enhanced, in particular around the main building. The buildings now stand ‘with their feet in the grass' for as much as is possible. Land on the west side of the estate was bought to restore the severely neglected planting. Trees were planted on this land. The circuit of paths and views has been restored and expanded.

© Pieter Kers
© Pieter Kers

© Pieter Kers

Living on the estate

A plan has been drawn up for the Voorhuis for 60 apartments of varying size. Two parking spaces required for each apartment would need to be right next to the building. The sole solution that complied with the functional and ethical requirements was the construction of an underground car park immediately in front of the Voorhuis.

A new ornamental-pond design

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.

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Plan

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.

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David Moore · July 18, 2012

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Dash · July 18, 2012

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RDM Architecture · July 18, 2012

Very expensive but fantastic parking garage. This is outside the box thinking. http://t.co/xjSfVTGK

Carlos Diaz C. · July 18, 2012

le dieron belleza a una necesidad, estacionamiento bajo un espejo de agua. #arquitectura http://t.co/QociAuGb

McArthur + Company · July 18, 2012

http://t.co/l2G4jn2C Great civic space and underground parking combined

McArthur + Company · July 18, 2012

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McArthur + Company · July 18, 2012

Ornamental lake on top of the underground car park. http://t.co/Ra97kFPG via @archdaily

Rory Haughian · July 18, 2012

who says a car park can&#39t be a feature http://t.co/3vDeHfuH

Fredrik Toller · July 18, 2012

Great idea, and nice work. Pond roof on underground garage. http://t.co/mvEVEPK9

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Sam · July 17, 2012

Expect to see this is many a car advert.

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Gina Ko · July 17, 2012

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Dedale · July 17, 2012

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J&#39ai le même à la maison !

Erik Joya · July 17, 2012

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ArchitecturePassion · July 17, 2012

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Architects: Hosper
Location: Heemstede, The Netherlands
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