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A Green Haven for a Business Park

Papendorp Business Park, Leidsche Rijn, NL

A strategy for landscaping the business park Papendorp that gives the area a high-quality, green character that will develop over the years.

Papendorp is a 12.8-hectare high-quality business and office park and part of Leidsche Rijn. The central office area, the ‘Taats,’ is surrounded by a hilly landscape. In addition to office buildings, the design envisions 1500 dwellings, sporting facilities, allotment gardens and a Park and Ride.

The individual buildings are bound together through large grass fields. Large trees, predominantly oak, have been planted in the grass to provide enjoyable vistas across the different parts of the park. Making use of the strategic location of the business park between two main highways, the design places all parking either underneath individual buildings or in dedicated parking garages covered by grassy green hills. This enables the area to be kept green and open.

Project Bureau Leidsche Rijn

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