Sportcomplex Den Butter – Rijen

Commissioned by
Slangen+Koenis
Surface area
8.300m2
Design
2016-2017
Planting plan
Sanne Horn
Fotografie
Marcel van der Burg

Along the historical cart track Den Butter, which used to connect Gilze with Rijen and is still largely extant, lies a beautiful forest room at the edge of Rijen. Within this forest room, Slangen+Koenis designed a modest sports building consisting of various volumes, which is covered with black wood.

We designed the forecourt and the parking lot which manifests itself around Den Butter and yet keeps sufficient distance. With the use of semi-paving, concrete clinkers and baked bricks we accomplished a subdued, hybrid entrance square with a green character.