ZAND NAAR KLEI (SAND TO CLAY)
Commissioned by the municipal Westvoorne, Mediation KunstenBedrijf.
The new building project Elisabethhof in Oostvoorne is situated in the transition of dune landscape to polder.
This fact has been taken into consideration when designing the street pattern that has been constructed of light yellow and grey brick stones, ‘sand and clay’.
Gradually, the flowing forms of the dunes morph into the straight lines of the polder landscape. Big oval shapes form naturally in this transitional area.
Four of these ovals are lifted from the pavement as kind of planting trays. Wooden duckboards are integrated into the oval shapes, functioning as seating areas.
Piet Oudolf designed the planting in the oval shapes.
Read more about this project in an INTERVIEW with Kunst en Bedrijf.
Read the article KUNST MET KLINKERS in the magazine STRAATBEELD, September 2010
For more information about the backgrounds and details, see ZAND NAAR KLEI design;
Construction spring 2009 in collaboration with Segno d’Arte
Photography: Kees AB