• Client: Breda Local Authority
  • Location: Breda
  • Year: 2013

Waterakkers Water Park

Breda - An ecological connection zone and park are being created between the Breda Noord and Teteringen nature areas. The 27.5-hectare area is to store and naturally purify the rainwater from the surrounding urban districts.

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Waterakkers Water Park

By collecting and purifying rainwater on site, an excellent water source is created for nature and recreation, among other things. This area has been given an aptly medieval field name: 'Waterakkers', where in the future no corn or grain will grow but in fact water will be 'cultivated'.

The area forms a charming natural blue-green partition between Teteringen and Breda, providing ample opportunity for play, recreation, walking and enjoying nature. The design includes water and marsh vegetation, and a sand-martin wall. Running around the Waterakkers is a circuit with opportunities for sports such as running, skating and cycling. The levees, necessary for separating the various reservoirs from each other, double up as paths. The design also includes hydrological engineering structures, which have been set into the landscape as factory units. A portion of the energy needed for the grinding and water purification comes from the windmills on the connection levee. The layout and noticeboards invite you to find out more about how the water system operates. Where does the water comes from, where does it flow to and what happens with it? Measurements from the measurement points are displayed on the website and used for regulating the water system.

Project data

LocationBreda Google Maps
Size15 ha
Design2010
Construction2012
ClientBreda Local Authority
TeamWouter Schik, Timo Cents
Waterakkers Water Park
Waterakkers Water Park
Waterakkers Water Park
Waterakkers Water Park
Waterakkers Water Park
Waterakkers Water Park