From the Bennebroekerweg the plan shows a diverse picture of different farms. The farms are inspired by different types that occur elsewhere in the Netherlands. In the Haarlemmermeerpolder farmers from all over Netherlands built farms that are typical of the region where they came from. The plan is inspired by this and shows a number of different types to the Bennebroekerweg. Behind these typical farms are three courts. Each individual court or yard has inspired its own distinctive architecture on a farm type that can be seen at the Bennebroekerweg. The public space of the courts is different and gives identity to the court. There is a court where made of cobblestones. In this court are some big utility trees as often seen on farms. The second court is a playing court with white flowering fruit trees and white-flowered peasant hydrangeas. The playing objects have a natural appearance and are made of wood. They are objects inspired on the farm, such as bouncing chickens, a barn and a tractor. The third court is the Orchard, a meadow containing various pink flowering cherry trees. The buildings are oriented with fronts at the courts. Each court has different types of housing. All gardens have hedges at the front and ivy screens at the back. Parking is located in separate parking trunks lying on the back of the houses. This parking is not visible in the public street.
location: Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
year of design: 2016
in collaboration with: Soeters Van Eldonk architects