The densely occupied Dutch Randstad boasts very few large open spaces. As an exception, due to its former use as a military airstrip, the site for Valkenburg New Town is not only large in scale. The restrictions for intervention in the vicinity of an airfield, has left the surrounding area with a natural beauty that is unparalleled in the west of Holland.
Maxwan was appointed to draft a vision (structuurvisie) for the 726 ha site lying behind the dunes of the Dutch coast. The development will build a new community for 12'500 residents including commercial, educational and leisure facilities, as well as 400 ha of landscape, ecology and recreational uses.
5'000 dwellings, facilities, 40 ha business, 400 ha ecology and recreation
Project Locatie Valkenburg
partner in charge
Rients Dijkstra, Hiroki Matsuura
Jason Hilgefort, Darrel Ronald, Harm te Velde
H+N+S, Karres en Brands (landscape architects)