Program: landscape for mentally disabled
Designteam: Beverley Walker, Harmen van de Wal, Lin Lin, Patricia Venero, Amelia Walker
Commission: Visser en Bouwman architecten
Krill was asked to design the landscape around the buildings of the Prinsenstichting, an institute for mentally disabled in Purmerend. The objective was to keep as much as 80% of the area paved, create high fences around three of the buildings, while still maintaining a green, park like environment. By borrowing patterns from wall paper and turning them into hedges of variable height, a landscape was created in which one could still feel submerged into the green. A large car park was required, leaving no space for large green elements. Here we decided to insert a ‘hagelslag’ of flowerbeds, little hills thrown like confetti all around the place.
Low density in the car park, high density around the buildings.