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Keenenburg III/ Gaagoever Residential Area Design

The project Keenenburg III/ Gaagoever is situated along the north-eastern edge of the town of Schipluiden, The River Gaag runs directly along the site, and continues through the historical center of Schipluiden. South of the site is the suburb Keenenburg, developed between the late 80s and early 90s.

NLUS developed an urban plan for the site that included the new town hall and a small residential area. In order to secure the spatial quality of the project, we developed an additional quality plan, that works as an assessment framework for the aesthetics committee of the municipality.
The urban plan is split into two parts. The northern part of the site houses the town hall, that has been realized in December 2012. The southern part of the site contains 17 dwellings realized in 2013. The existing dike along the Gaag river has been widened in order to ensure the safe construction of the villas and town hall along the river.

The relation between the two parts of the site, the existing village, the large difference in elevation throughout the site, the river and the surrounding polders and the relationship with the surrounding landscape are the most important elements of both the urban plan and the quality plan.



Schipluiden,the Netherlands


01 Urban Planning & Design, 02 Landscape Design, 04 Architecture Design, 07 EU Projects


constructed project, housing, public building, public space, residential landscape, rural landscape