Estate De Tempel
Just outside of Rotterdam you can find two monumental estates: De Tempel and Nieuw Rhodenrijs. Soon, these estates will be redeveloped into a residential area for elderly in need of care combined with a public park. The Tempel is more than 300 years old and the area is rich in wildlife. Therefore, the integration of care facilities and recreation must be done carefully. Bureau B+B designed the master plan.
300 years of garden history
The estates along the Schie river hold traces of 300 years of garden history: The Tempel has an 18th century lay-out with classical lanes, baroque water features and a sculpture park. In the 19th century, winding paths were added in a pseudo landscape style. Nieuw Rhodenrijs was constructed in the early 20th century, in a clean, architectural garden style. We enhance the experience of these different historical periods by restoring certain iconic elements. Besides that, we add new, contemporary elements. A modern corten steel boardwalk will connect the two estates. Along the Schie river, a jetty will appear, with a terrace and a pavilion.
About 50 care units for elderly people will be built on the care-estate. The site will be divided into different domains, with a varied atmosphere. Residents can choose for themselves whether they prefer privacy or company, quiet or activity. The buildings will be linked directly to the garden, inviting the residents to go outside every day to experience nature. The garden will be well maintained and lively and appeal to people with dementia. There will be paths, shady hideouts and a sun terrace. The paths will be easily accessible for wheelchairs and walkers. The layout is orderly, so the staff can keep an eye on the residents from the building.
- Location: Landgoed Nieuw Rhodenrijs, Delftweg, Rotterdam, Nederland
- master plan: 2016
- Client: Municipality of Rotterdam
existing bridges will be renovated
A new housing for people with dementia will provide a secure housing in a green environment
A modern corten steel boardwalk will connect the two estates.
Along the Schie river, a jetty will re-appear, with a terrace and a pavilion to reconnect the estate with the recreational waternetwork.
The garden will be reconstructed based on old planting beds
the pond will be reconstructed in original form
The Tempel has an 18th century lay-out with classical lanes, baroque water features and a very special sculpture park.