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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 centre of Schipluiden. South of the site is the late 80s and early 90s suburb Keenenburg.

NLUS developed an urban plan for the site that houses 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 realised in December 2012. The southern part of the site is housed 17 dwellings realized in 2013. The existing dike along the Gaag river has been widened in order to ensure the safe building 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 ground level between the site, the river and the surrounding polders and the relationship with the surrounding landscape are the most important elements
of 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