The Schinkel zone is an area along the Schinkel channel, located on the fringe of Amsterdam. The zone is interpreted as an archipelago existing of four different islands that house a large number of recreational facilities. The backbone of the design is a recreational and ecological connection between the Vondelpark and the Amsterdam Forest, using an old railway embankment. The various functions determine the nature of the islands: there is a tennis island, an island of boat houses, a soccer island, a park island and a nature island . By increasing the total area of water and using piers, platforms, bridges and reed beds, the presence of water is felt more directly. The area becomes an unique Water Park forming a new entrance for the city of Amsterdam.
Landscape Architecture: Buro Sant en Co
Location: Amsterdam / Netherlands
Area: 12 ha
Client: Municipality of Amsterdam – district Oud Zuid
Implementation period: 2006-2010
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