Sunday, June 17, 2012

Edgeland sports fields

Elements of the Dutch landscape - 5

There are always sport fields at the boundary between city and country. Probably the optimal combination of low land costs and acceptable distance from the city. They are often near allotment gardens and are always threatened by budget cuts and land grabs.

They are difficult to find by car, because there are no orientation points nearby. They are not in the middle of nowhere, but on the edge of nowhere.

The components are always the same: parking lot, fence, gate, canteen, benches, light masts, fields, goalposts, flags, advertisements of local sponsors.

Extremely functional architecture. Almost acceptable  coffee, standard candy bars, friendly and enthusiastic staff. Positive atmosphere.


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