• Client: Rijkswaterstaat (Directorate-General for Public Works & Water Management)
  • Location: Delft-Schiedam
  • Year: 2011-2012

A4 Landscape Plan

Delft-Schiedam - ARCADIS Landscape Architecture was asked to design the integration of the A4 Delft-Schiedam motorway into the landscape.

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A4 Landscape Plan

The new road will lead to improved access between Rotterdam and The Hague, meaning pressure on the Delft, Midden-Delfland, Lansingerland and the Westland (A13) road network. The route runs through a historically vulnerable polder landscape. The missing 7 km link of motorway between Delft and Schiedam is only allowed on the condition the road cannot be heard, seen or smelled.

ARCADIS created a complete design and integration plan optimally combining landscape, architecture, water, traffic, nature, air and noise. The plan, with a deepened positioning and tunnel, fits in with the valuable polder landscape that includes levee bodies, an aqua-eco-duct and repairing historic connections. The unique aqua-eco-duct forms the differentiation of the road, which is entirely subordinate to the landscape.

Project data

LocationDelft-Schiedam
Size100 ha
Design2008-2012
Construction2016
ClientRijkswaterstaat (Directorate-General for Public Works & Water Management)
TeamKees Neven
In collaboration withArcadis Architects
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