In Waalwijk, the Salviapark and Magnoliapark have been redeveloped for six new apartment buildings. Together with Buro 013, Burobol has designed a new water and residential landscape for the Municipality of Waalwijk and housing corporation Casade, with biodiversity and reuse as key design principles. Burobol worked with ecological consultancy firm Maasarend to optimally integrate biodiversity into the design. All rainwater will be infiltrated into the park’s lowlands. The sloping landscape leads to wetter and drier areas, each tailored with a specific grass and herb mixture. Based on the ecological opportunities for insects, small songbirds and bats, ecocassettes have been used to reverse height differences. These are gabions in which roof tiles are stacked in a place-specific way and provided with soil and plantings. To determine the correct implementation of the ecocassettes, an extensive study was carried out into possible protected flora and fauna. After determining the icon species, we then looked at the requirements these icon species place on their living environment. The result is a landscape that optimally responds to the opportunities for this location. In several places, shrubs and trees with a high nesting and nectar value have been planted. For butterflies, the habitat has been made suitable for all species present.
Landscape Architecture: Burobol
Other designers involved in the design of landscape: Buro 013 architects
Project location (Street, City, Country): Salviapark Waalwijk
Design year: 2018-2020
Year Built: 2022