Warande

Healthcare and nursing center Heerewegen is located on a former estate on the Stichtse Lustwarande in Zeist. Bureau B+B developed a master plan and a landscape design for this health care institute. The design of the site stimulates the emotional perception of the residents. The historical qualities of the estate give the center allure.

English Garden
The solitary beech trees and the oak lanes on the estate are over 100 years old. New lanes are added to these monumental clumps and historical lanes. The design is based on the English garden style, with curved paths and focal points. A drive way, a round way and a formal lane make up the main structure. Cars are only allowed on the drive way. The round way and the formal lane are for slow traffic only. This way, a zoning is created on the site, with a busy area and a quiet area. The lanes, paths and trees define the lay-out. The lush green is a set that incorporates the buildings. At the end of the old formal lane, the new main building will give the estate a contemporary and distinguished appearance.

Healthy Setting
The buildings of the nursing center are placed in a park like setting with several gardens and promenades. The promenades are separated from the traffic routes, so the residents can take a quiet and safe walk. The main paths are well accessible for walkers, scoot mobiles and wheelchairs. Slopes and small humps challenge the residents physically. The routes differ in length and lead past attractions like a fallen tree, hidden sculptures and an exercise garden. In the exercise garden, people can practice and train as a part of their rehabilitation. For residents suffering from dementia, there is a secluded garden. It is a safe place, where plants and birds stimulate the senses.

Courtyard
For residents suffering from dementia, there is a secluded courtyard. It is a safe environment where plants and birds stimulate the senses. Height differences create separate subspaces. Variation in wet and dry, sunny and shady, creates circumstances for diverse planting. Different walks can be made over paved and unpaved pathways. The garden has friendly borders of hedges and a water element. Children from the nearby daycare center also use the courtyard.

  • Location: Warande Wooncentrum Heerewegen, Arnhemsebovenweg, Zeist, Netherlands
  • Under Construction: 2016
  • Client: Warande
Warande Zeist

A drive way, a round way and a formal lane make up the main structure.

Warande Zeist

At the end of the old formal lane, the new main building will give the estate a contemporary and distinguished appearance.

Warande Zeist

The garden has friendly borders of hedges and a water element.

Warande Zeist

Different walks can be made over paved and unpaved pathways.

Warande Zeist

Variation in wet and dry, sunny and shady, creates circumstances for diverse planting.

Warande Zeist

Height differences create separate subspaces.