Etzenrade Castle

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Location: The Netherlands / Type: Cultural Heritage / Public Gardens / Built: 2020 /
Show on Google Maps / Published on August 22, 2023

The Etzenraderhuuske farmhouse is emblematic for its location. It is likely constructed with materials from the Etzenrade Castle materials, demolished in the 18th Century. Blending historical context with nature, LOLA and Piet Oudolf joined forces for the landscape design for the lost history of the Etzenrade Castle.

Display history

The location’s history is strongly echoed and seamlessly integrated in the landscape design. Little is left of the old castle, but the canals were able to be reconstructed through soil research and are now used as a natural water buffer.

Archaeological research plays an essential role in the ongoing construction of this project. The trenches’ are like an outdoor museum park, guided by paths surrounded by plants. Curated artifact replicas are displayed at their original location and surrounded by the planting of Piet Oudolf.

The landscape design feeds into a broader development plan, where the ambition is to upgrade Rode Beek for ecological and recreational purposes, create more water storage, and contribute to nature development while improving the area’s accessibility.

Project Data

Landscape Architecture: LOLA Landscape Architects

Project type: landscape design, public garden
Design: 2017-2018
Construction: 2019-2020
Location: Etzenrade, The Netherlands
Size: 1,5 ha
Client: Beekalen Municipality
Design team: LOLA Landscape Architects
i.c.w.: Piet Oudolf (planting), Deltavormgroep (planting, DD), Plangroep Heggen (construction documentation)
Partners: IBA Parkstad, Provincie Limburg, Waterschap Limburg, Regioarcheoloog Parkstad, RAAP

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