Rooftopic #7: Hofbogenpark with Dirk van Peijpe (De Urbanisten)

In our seventh Rooftopic interview Dirk van Peijpe (of De Urbanisten) talks to Léon van Geest about the future Hofbogenpark, of which he is also head designer. This former elevated railway called Hofbogen will be transformed into a green oasis for citizens in the coming years. The railway track is the longest rooftop in The Netherlands and is over 2 kilometers long. Curious to hear all about this project and design? Check out the interview.

Artist impression van het Hofbogenpark duidelijk boven op de bogen met groen en een pad. Overal staan mensen ingetekend die gebruik maken van het park.


Design De Urbanisten
Client Gemeente Rotterdam, Dudok Group
Collaborators DS landschapsarchitecten, De Dakdokters
Year 2019 – current
Surface Length 2 km / average width 8 meter
Height 8 meters
Accessibility Public accessible after realisation
Facilities Parc, public space

Get to know more

Do you want to know more about this remarkable rooftop? Take a look at the websites below and follow the latest developments.

De Urbanisten

Gemeente Rotterdam

(Sources: De Urbanisten, Gemeente Rotterdam)