Buitenplaats Zoutelande

A new estate is being built in sunny Zeeland, which is unique in its shape and size in view of its use of materials. It is a perfect example of a building built with natural building materials such as wood, straw, clay and lime, and that refers to a more classic design language in terms of design.

Within an estate scheme it is possible to create a residential destination at an agricultural destination, provided you meet a number of conditions. One is the size of the plot, another condition is that the site must be opened to the public. Before we started building, the client planted a forest with footpaths that fit in with existing walking paths of Staats Bosbeheer.

The complete plan consists of a main building for 3 households, where the watchtower is the central heart, and 2 matching outbuildings. Through a long driveway you reach a square that is bordered by these 3 buildings. Through the gate of the first outbuilding you come to a parking lot, with an adjacent playground for children. The photos show the first outbuilding.

It will take a few years before the entire project will be completed, but everything can already be seen and felt that the starting point is “health and quality”.

Project Details

Category:
Outbuilding Estate
Buitenplaats Zoutelande
Timber skeleton with straw insulation

Year:
2011 – 2016

Surface:
225 m2 / 1650 m3

Location:
Zoutelande (NL)