Alex van de Beld
The tree-lined site of a former sewage plant has been redesigned as an ecological farm for the disabled, executed entirely in untreated wood. Its programme brings together a number of offices for health and social care, a tea house, educational rooms and animal accommodation for the children’s farm. The components are divided into a ‘heated section’ and a ‘farm section’ brought together under an unbroken carpet of pitched roofs. The farm manager’s residence is on the upper floor. Part of the space under the roofs has been left empty. The grounds, including the concrete water purification tanks, have been transformed into meadowland and play areas.