date of publication
Wednesday, May 3, 2023
With the help of subsidies from, among others, the Stichtse Rijnlanden Water Board, the Utrecht County and the government’s national climate-adaptation-driven regulations, the public space around the Oosterlichtkerk has been redesigned. Climate-adapted, spacious and future-ready.
Aldermen Pim van de Verdonk and Christian Hagedorn are present at the opening on May 13 on behalf of the municipality.
The space around Bilthoven’s Oosterlichtkerk has been comprehensively overhauled in recent months. Wasteland and parking spaces have been transformed into a large valley, among other things. This was created to collect large amounts of rainwater from the surrounding area and drain it naturally without overburdening the sewerage system.
Many native plants have been installed in the public spaces. These are crops that occur naturally in our environment. This contributes to healthy biodiversity and increases the living environment for insects and birds.
We have been working on the plan with Oosterlichtkerk. For example, the paving has been reduced from 2,200 square meters to 1,300 square meters, and 1,300 square meters of biologically diverse green spaces have been laid out. Together, we ensure the sustainable management of water in the living environment.
Local residents, interested people, photographers and journalists are invited to attend the opening. Part of the software is provided by Oosterlichtkerk.
1e Brandenburgerweg 34 / Beatrixlaan, Bilthoven
Saturday, May 13, 2023
2.30pm: Official opening of the Oosterlichtkerk
2.40pm: Unveiling of the new Oosterlichtkerk
2.45pm: Explanation of the valley, the planting and the situation
3.15pm: The end
View all parts and open house until 5pm
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