Knightsbridge Block consists of luxury apartments. Block Knightsbridge is characterized by different sizes and beautiful outdoor spaces. The block was designed by Team V Architects and the beautiful inner garden is by the prominent landscape architect Piet Oudolf. These are some of the special features of Block Knightsbridge.
Architecture with differences in both height and form results in a new urban way of life. For example, a wide range of living spaces has been created, including homes for living and working, maisonettes, studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments and spacious penthouses with large terraces. As a result, Knightsbridge appeals to a diverse public and a pleasant mix of young and old. Couples, young families, empty nesters and expats; Knightsbridge literally offers something for everyone. The homes have spacious balconies or roof terraces with a high quality finish. At ground level there are parking facilities for cars and bicycles. Residents also have access to the beautiful courtyard. Designed by landscape architect Piet Oudolf, internationally recognised as a grandmaster in the field of gardens and landscaping.
Once the first residents move into their Knightsbridge apartments soon, it’s really only the beginning for Team V Architecture. Because for this architectural firm, a building is not ‘finished’ on handover. No, that’s when their design is only ready to go live and contribute to society and culture. Not an end then, but a beginning.
For Team V Architecture, the challenge of Hyde Park was threefold: a strong and modern urban plan for the area as a whole; the attention paid here to well-conceived design; and – last but not least – the iconic spot that Knightsbridge occupies. It is the entrance to Hyde Park, located on the main boulevard that opens up Hyde Park.
The Dutch landscape architect Piet Oudolf (1944) enjoys global fame. In England – where people are known to be complete garden fanatics – he’s recognised wherever he goes. He is not recognised quite as often by the general public in the Netherlands, but he remains highly regarded by those in the know. There is every reason for Hyde Park to ask this ‘grandmaster’ to design and shape the courtyards in the new urban district.
The choice for Piet Oudolf is also a logical one, as he is the undisputed authority in this field. After having studied landscape architecture, he started a landscaping company as well as his own nursery. In the Dutch town of Hummelo he grows and manages one of the Netherlands’ largest collections of plants, shrubs and crops that thrive in a mild and humid climate.
He is equally famous as a designer of gardens and landscapes. His work includes the magnificent ‘Gardens of Remembrance' in New York, which were laid out in memory of the victims of 9/11. In the Netherlands, his work can be seen in the landscape of the Singer Museum in Laren and in that of Museum Voorlinden in Wassenaar.
For his Hyde Park designs Oudolf took inspiration from the surrounding flora and the views of the seasons in the Haarlemmermeer. This creates a special bond throughout Hyde Park between the urban density of the buildings and living in nature.
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