Oude Dieze 17 5200 BN 's-Hertogenbosch Netherlands
Goirle-Tilburg - first prize
Buro Lubbers developed a unique concept for a sound reducing barrier that simultaneously functions as a residential building. Landscape, urban design and architecture joined forces against the noise of the A58 highway in the south of the Netherlands near Tilburg. The result is an elongated building facing pine trees in huge containers. This new-born icon in the national Dutch landscape proves that sound barriers can indeed be beautiful. Worth noticing is the fact, that Buro Lubbers being an office of landscape architecture and urban design formulated radical architectural conditions prior to actually involving the architect (Crepain Binst-Architecture). Together they won the design competition for Boschkens in 2003.