Wernink in Leiden
Neighbourhood as a grandstand on the Rhine
The area vision forms the basis for the transformation of the Werninkterrein in Leiden into a new, attractive, car-free and green neighborhood on the Oude Rijn.
Redevelopment of the Wernink site into a mixed urban area.
An area vision that forms the basis for the transformation of the Wernink site into a new, attractive, car-free and green neighbourhood on the Oude Rijn.
ABB, Stipo, MaakdeStad
Floris van der Zee, Robert ten Elsen, (Mariëtte Harms), Jacopo Grilli, Saskia Kleij, Jimmy Peijnenburg.
A new urban neighborhood on the Rhine.
On the Rhine, within cycling distance of the historic city center and the railway stations, a new urban neighbourhood will arise in the coming years with approximately 600 homes and facilities. The unique location of the site in the bend of the Oude Rijn and on the Korte Vliet was the setting for the concrete plant of the Wernink family in its heyday. Some elements from the past such as the silos, the manager’s house and the Wernink concrete slabs are still present and form the industrial building blocks of a new, attractive, car-free and green neighbourhood on the water.
Historical elements form the industrial fundament of a new, attractive, car-free and green neighborhood on the water.
An urban planning framework focused on connection
The urban development framework consists of four building blocks, which connect specific spatial characteristics of the area and the surrounding area in both the longitudinal and transverse direction. By digging a new tunnel under the railway, the adjacent De Mors district will be given a face on the Rhine. The Amphoraweg business park will also be linked to Wernink by making the banks of the Rhine publicly accessible. These interventions form important conditions for the new residential and work program, which can enter into a dialogue with the river and the city thanks to the terraced structure.
The stratification of the green urban landscape forms the basis for a unique living environment.
A unique living environment
The stratification of the green urban landscape forms the basis for a unique living environment, in which a mix of homes, work and facilities alternate with the different levels of the water, deck, quay, square, bank, terraces, balconies, roofs and courtyards. . It provides a total experience, in which the river is artificially continued in the building block. The buildings will be constructed in the form of a composite and enclosed building block, the Werninkblock. In the Werninkblock, further design is given to facilitating meetings by, among other things, the use of high and active plinths, containing the entrances to the homes, small-scale facilities and open entrances to the (partially) raised courtyard gardens.