Sliedrecht, The Netherlands
The promise of its location.
The water tower terrain on the outside of the dike at the north side of the river Merwede is an unique place for the development for housing. With the development of this terrain the possibillity derives to add to Sliedrecht a public promenade and good living with a view on the river.
The urban plan creates a new frontside for the terrain. The small gully at the back will be widened allong the whole terrain. Making the watertower terrain into an island in the river Merwede. The widened stream creates a second frontside. When high tide comes, the gully is under water.
The buildings are made into freestanding blocks with gardens on a street in the middle.
The positioning of the blocks is made to obtain and to strenghten important views on the river. This set-up makes it possible to make houses which have their adress either on the gully, a garden, or on the river Merwede